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Story archive for July 2013

Lead Photo Home sweet Strip: Highs and lows of life on Las Vegas Boulevard

Rick Lax | Thu, Aug 1, 2013 (midnight)

What is it like to live in the world's most unusual neighborhood?

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Lead Photo Does Your Mother Know You’re Here?’ A look at 20 years in Las Vegas

Kristen Peterson | Thu, Aug 1, 2013 (midnight)

In search of an AstroTurf wonderland in the Nevada desert.

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Lead Photo Adam Sperling talks the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin

By Adam Sperling | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (11:30 p.m.)

Those of you who have attended Las Vegas’ PGA Tour stop in the past and those who have been waiting for the arrival of the FedEx Cup ...

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Lead Photo Zowie Bowie’s Red Rock, Bally’s and Fremont Street shows are familiar, but Heraea is a new thing

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (9 p.m.)

Zowie Bowie is charging $39.99, a record for the act, at Windows at Bally's.

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Lead Photo Trust Us: The Flaming Lips, Dixie’s Tupperware Party and more

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (6:31 p.m.)

Also, Sharknado gets a one-night-only theatrical release.

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The Weekly guides you through a local album landslide

Andrea Domanick, Spencer Patterson, Leslie Ventura | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (6 p.m.)

There's a barrage of new local music out there. We're here to help.

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Peggy Plots Your Planets

Peggy Allison | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (5:03 p.m.)

Pisces, reach for your dreams.

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Lead Photo Cheer on crews (and lose your voice) at the World Hip Hop Dance Championships

Sarah Feldberg | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4:39 p.m.)

Witness all the incredible things a body can do this weekend.

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Lead Photo Broadchurch’ feels too drawn out to be involving

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4:39 p.m.)

Really? Another seasons-long procedural?

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Lead Photo Oil Paintings’ merges traditional portraiture with millennial culture at Downtown Contemporary

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4:28 p.m.)

Traditional portraiture meets contemporary youth culture.

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Lead Photo The Sci Fi Center moves … across the street

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4:24 p.m.)

It's still the place to see great movies—as well as a little burlesque.

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Lead Photo First Friday goes frozen in August with ‘antARTica’

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4:21 p.m.)

Carved Styrofoam penguins. What more do you need to know?

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Lead Photo Molto Italiano Sangria: Cocktailing for a crowd, Carmine’s-style

Sabrina Chapman | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4:06 p.m.)

Mix up a batch and get ready to share the love.

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Lead Photo Admiring the Air Force Thunderbirds

Sam Morris | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4:05 p.m.)

The precision, discipline and attention to detail of such elite units as the Air Force Thunderbirds.

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Lead Photo CD Review: Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’

Smith Galtney | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4:02 p.m.)

Forget the lame controversy. Give the music a chance.

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Lead Photo Dragon Noodle Co. puts a flavorful spin on a classic dish

Jim Begley | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4 p.m.)

This version of Mongolian beef is simple, yet big on heat.

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Lead Photo One beautiful bite from Manan Bakery

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4 p.m.)

Time to try chaabiet, a custard-and-phyllo delight.

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Lead Photo Chef Ming See Woo is back in her favorite place—the kitchen

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (4 p.m.)

Longtime local chef is cooking again at Fú at the Hard Rock Hotel.

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Lead Photo Nightlife news & notes: Rehab’s Bikini Invitational winners, celeb spotting and more

Jorge Labrador | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (3:36 p.m.)

Also, porn star Katie Morgan will host a booty-shaking contest at Posh.

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: Musings on the neighborhood’s weird and wonderful characters

Joe Schoenmann | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (3:24 p.m.)

"I’ve never seen them like here. It’s like with some of them, ‘Why are you still alive?’”

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Lead Photo Hot Spots: Bruno Mars at Tao, Tyga at Palms Pool and more

Mark Adams | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (3:18 p.m.)

Also, the launch of Marquee's new LGBT night.

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Lead Photo In self-defense cases, do eyewitnesses make the difference?

Rick Lax | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (3:18 p.m.)

Last week the Nevada Supreme Court rejected Ray Pineda's appeal of self-defense on second-degree murder charges.

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Lead Photo A legion of toga-clad students brings the ancient party to UNLV

Erin Ryan | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (3:05 p.m.)

National Junior Classical League members donned togas and tunics and hit Cox Pavilion.

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Lead Photo Executive chef K.C. Fazel of Tender at Luxor: Bison is America’s original red meat

By K.C. Fazel | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (3:02 p.m.)

Take yourself back to the days of the Old Frontier, and what do you visualize? Most of us conjure up images of the cowboy and American Indian, and, ...

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Lead Photo Las Vegas birthday itineraries for aging rock stars

Leslie Ventura | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (2:49 p.m.)

Mick Jagger turned 70. Why wasn't he here?

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Lead Photo With Bagatelle’s closing, the Tropicana has a chance to refocus on what it does best

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (2:30 p.m.)

Renovation on the Strip is a tricky business.

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Lead Photo The High Roller is going up, and it’s already eye-popping

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (2:24 p.m.)

The Linq's 550-foot observation wheel looks like something from a science fiction flick.

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Lead Photo Woody Allen breaks Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay’s mold in comic’s career revival

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (2:23 p.m.)

Andrew "Dice" Clay has been hopping around Las Vegas clubs for years. Today, he's enjoying a remarkable rejuvenation.

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Lead Photo Meat Loaf is first headliner in ‘Rocktellz & Cocktails’ at Planet Hollywood

Robin Leach | Wed, Jul 31, 2013 (2 a.m.)

When the music legend debuts at the mezzanine theater Sept. 26, Marvin Lee Aday will tell all of his 35 years in rock — unblemished, brutally candid and starkly honest.

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Lead Photo Why did chef Shawn McClain open Five50 Pizza Bar at Aria? ‘I love pizza’

By Shawn McClain | Tue, Jul 30, 2013 (3:57 p.m.)

You may know me as the creator and executive chef of Sage at Aria. What you may not know is that I recently embarked on my first casual concept, Five50 Pizza Bar, also located at Aria.

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Lead Photo Cosmopolitan condo sets record for most expensive resale

Eli Segall | Published Tue, Jul 30, 2013 (2:55 p.m.)

This is one expensive shoe box. A condo — all of 599 square feet — on the 56th floor of the Cosmopolitan’s east tower recently sold for $675,000, or $1,126.88 per square foot.

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Lead Photo Coming soon: Six features of the Linq, Caesars’ new entertainment-dining-shopping promenade

Ed Komenda | Tue, Jul 30, 2013 (1:13 p.m.)

For months, there has been the steady buzz of saws, the hammering of nails and the grumbling of bulldozers. Now, at the end of a 1,200-foot pedestrian walkway, a 550-foot-tall observation wheel is taking shape. Developers of Caesars Entertainment's Linq offered a sneak peek today of the development, a $550-million dining, retail and entertainment promenade expected to open in December.

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Lead Photo ‘Fantasy’ updates: 2014 calendar, ‘Blurred Lines’ video, and Lorena Peril exits for ‘Grease’

By "Fantasy" | Mon, Jul 29, 2013 (6:30 p.m.)

In a city of endless entertainment, we feel lucky to be heading into our 14th year in Las Vegas. As an adult revue, we’re no strangers to “spicing things up” as The Strip’s Biggest Tease. The key to success for our show, “Fantasy,” is to keep Sin City on its toes.

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Lead Photo New topless revue ‘X Rocks’ to bare it all at the Rio in August

Andrea Domanick | Mon, Jul 29, 2013 (5:32 p.m.)

The Chippendales are getting some curvy counterparts at The Rio next month: "X Rocks," a new rock and roll topless revue, will open at the hotel-casino’s King’s Showroom on Aug. 29.

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Lead Photo Photos: Aussie wins 2013 Rubik’s Cube World Championships at Riviera

Don Chareunsy | Mon, Jul 29, 2013 (3:06 p.m.)

There were 15 events and 575 competitors from 37 countries from Friday through Sunday, and Feliks Zemdegs of Australia was victorious, completing ...

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Lead Photo Justin Spencer of Recycled Percussion: We possess the inner power to change our lives

By Justin Spencer | Mon, Jul 29, 2013 (1:33 p.m.)

Many of us wake up every day with a clouded sense of direction. We start our days gearing up for lives we aren’t sure we want to be living. ...

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Lead Photo Dining News & Notes: Dos Caminos closes, again, and Culinary Dropout gets happy

Brock Radke | Mon, Jul 29, 2013 (11:28 a.m.)

Hard Rock gastropub launches new small bites happy hour menu.

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Lead Photo Update: Life Is Beautiful adds Janelle Monae, Vampire Weekend to the lineup

Also new to the festival: a Red Bull Sound Select-curated stage featuring emerging acts.

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Lead Photo From Base Entertainment’s Scott Zeiger: Shows close because … shows close

John Katsilometes | Sun, Jul 28, 2013 (9:41 p.m.)

The company that produces "Peepshow" and many other Strip shows has seen a number of productions close recently.

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Lead Photo Weezer sticks to crowd-pleasers at Cosmo’s Boulevard Pool

Josh Bell | Sun, Jul 28, 2013 (2:54 p.m.)

Saturday night's short set was filled with expected hits.

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Lead Photo Legendary off-road race the Mint 400 moves up a week in March

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Sun, Jul 28, 2013 (10:20 a.m.)

State agencies and race planners are looking out for the desert tortoise.

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Lead Photo Photos: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ with Pat Sajak and Vanna White spins at the Venetian this week

Andrea Domanick | Sun, Jul 28, 2013 (2 a.m.)

“Wheel of Fortune” comes to town to film its upcoming Season 31 this weekend through Saturday, Aug. 3. We spoke with hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White to find out what keeps “Wheel” spinning after three decades.

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Lead Photo Nevada’s Burning Man fest gets OK for larger crowd

Associated Press | Sat, Jul 27, 2013 (7:25 p.m.)

The largest outdoor arts festival in North America is about to become bigger. Federal land managers have issued Burning Man organizers a four-year special recreation permit that allows a peak population of 68,000 on the northern Nevada desert this year.<

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Lead Photo 5 thoughts from Peter Murphy’s all-Bauhaus LVCS show

Spencer Patterson | Sat, Jul 27, 2013 (midnight)

A great setlist, but too bad the headliner's voice was buried beneath his bandmates.

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Lead Photo Celebrity preview: Chris Paul, Weezer, Ellie Goulding, Eve 6, Wayans Brothers and Aaron Lewis

Don Chareunsy | Fri, Jul 26, 2013 (6 p.m.)

How’s this for variety this weekend: An NBA superstar and ping-pong. A band who likes homies, Buddy Holly and Mary Tyler Moore. A 6’4” Aussie heartthrob chef cooking for you. Christmas in July — fun! And a duo of comedy brothers who are famous for “In Living Color.”

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Lead Photo Life is Beautiful festival founder Rehan Choudhry: ‘Life is full of hope and opportunity’

By Rehan Choudhry | Fri, Jul 26, 2013 (5 p.m.)

In every one of our lives, there are times of great highs and lows. Every so often, I, like many of us, have fleeting moments of regret for certain choices I’ve made or events that have occurred even if they were beyond my control.

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Lead Photo Regents approve plans to go forward with apartment-style campus housing at UNLV

Paul Takahashi | Fri, Jul 26, 2013 (3:51 p.m.)

Nevada's higher education leaders unanimously approved a tentative agreement for Midtown Park, a $175 million apartment-style dormitory project at UNLV that is scheduled to open in fall 2015.

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Lead Photo Luxury movie theater headed to North Las Vegas casino

Paul Delos Santos | Published Fri, Jul 26, 2013 (1:47 p.m.)

A high-end movie theater in Henderson has been so successful, its owners are expanding the model to North Las Vegas. Galaxy Theatres is renovating its movie theater at the Cannery and rebranding it as a Luxury+ location, modeled after the Galaxy Green Valley Luxury+ on East Sunset Road.

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Lead Photo Photos: Gordon Ramsay welcomes ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ winner Ja’Nel Witt to Caesars Palace pub

Don Chareunsy | Fri, Jul 26, 2013 (12:51 p.m.)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay announced Ja’Nel Witt, an executive chef from Houston, as the Season 11 winner of Fox’s “Hell’s Kitchen” ...

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Lead Photo Robin Thicke, Black Crowes, Jason Aldean, Gogol Bordello and more announce Vegas shows

Andrea Domanick | Fri, Jul 26, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Pop crooners close out the summer, with gypsy punks and angry alt-rockers warming us up for fall: Here's a look at new shows in store for the months ahead with in this week's concert on-sales roundup.

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Lead Photo ‘Top Chef Masters’ host Curtis Stone chats pre-Palazzo pop-up dinners

Don Chareunsy | Fri, Jul 26, 2013 (2 a.m.)

“I get to do all sorts of stuff — TV shows, write books — but the most special part of all this is when I get to meet the fans, and, actually better than that … I get to cook for them,” Stone said at Restaurant Carnevale on Thursday morning.

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Lead Photo Marc Donovan of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Harrah’s: Live music is alive and well in Las Vegas

By Marc D. Donovan | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (11:58 p.m.)

At age 16, Sam Phillips got a taste of one of the most vibrant music scenes around, Beale Street in Memphis, and found his calling. Although Sam ...

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Lead Photo Robert Britton Lyons of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ dream rides in World Class Driving’s million-dollar vehicles

By Robert Britton Lyons | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (11:11 p.m.)

Because most of the cars I lust after are far above my pay grade, I had always resigned myself to fantasy. That is until recently when my castmates from “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s and I were invited by World Class Driving to experience a day behind the wheel of some incredible cars.

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Lead Photo Chef and owner David Myers’ Comme Ca at the Cosmopolitan: A perfect romantic spot to celebrate summer

By David Myers | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (10:09 p.m.)

During my years of traveling throughout France, I fell in love not only with the country, but also with the cooking. What started in Los Angeles ...

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Lead Photo Weekend best bets: Wayans Brothers, Soggy Jog, Weezer and Lion Fight 10

Andrea Domanick | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (6 p.m.)

Change up your routine this weekend with some refreshing entertainment offerings just slightly off the beaten path, from a free set of Australian soul-jazz-hip-hop at the Cosmopolitan to a super-soaked family race course at Wet ’n’ Wild and top-notch improv from fellow Las Vegans at Art Square Theater.

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Lead Photo 5 thoughts from Futurebirds’ Backstage Bar & Billiards show

Leslie Ventura | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (5:49 p.m.)

The future of country? Shoegazey guitars and twangy harmonies are a pleasant surprise.

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Lead Photo Energized Jeff Civillico tosses and turns in juggling showcase at the Quad

John Katsilometes | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (4:49 p.m.)

Jeff Civillico is a rising star on the Strip, starting with his specialty act in Nathan Burton's comedy-magic show at Flamingo.

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Lead Photo Overcoming immigration and same-sex issues in sight for some couples

Tovin Lapan | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (2 a.m.)

For binational, same-sex couples, the Supreme Court’s decision in the Defense of Marriage Act case has jolted their lives with forward momentum.

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Lead Photo Oscar Goodman revels in his ‘Roast,’ even if jokes sometimes miss the mark

John Katsilometes | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Oscar Goodman delivered two great lines Tuesday night. One was from the stage during “The Showbiz Roast” at the Stratosphere. The other was afterward during a party at sky-high Level 107 lounge.

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Lead Photo Sweat, sacrifice and moments of grace with Vegas dance crew Battle Born

Erin Ryan | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (midnight)

Go hard. Be original. Never surrender.

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Lead Photo What would Smokey the Bear say about the recent fires?

Erin Ryan | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (midnight)

"For one, stop building your dream homes where it’s pretty! Pretty equals kindling."

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Lead Photo The story of Juan Muniz and his bunny-suited sidekick

Kristen Peterson | Thu, Jul 25, 2013 (midnight)

It all started eight years ago, when Juan Muniz brought about 30 of his paintings to Downtown’s First Friday.

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Lead Photo Comedy hypnotist Marc Savard: Seven ways to a better night’s sleep

By Marc Savard | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (11:41 p.m.)

Getting paid to make people do ridiculous things is the life of a comedy hypnotist, but when dealing with the power of the mind, there is more to it ...

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Lead Photo Landscape photographer Jeff Mitchum: Compose your own Mona Lisa — in nature

By Jeff Mitchum | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (10:42 p.m.)

Composing a scene with a camera is a meticulous process. The pace is slow unless there is a fast-moving scene that requires quick instincts. ...

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Lead Photo Charissa Davidovici: Our Las Vegas-based Sugar Factory expands to Brooklyn and Bahrain — and more

By Charissa Davidovici | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (10:09 p.m.)

Our Las Vegas-based brand Sugar Factory is taking over the world. We are expanding to eight cities in the country in the next year, including adding locations on the Strip, and have already opened our first international location in Bahrain.

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Lead Photo Strip Scribbles: ‘Top Chef,’ Milos, ‘Veronic Voices,’ Social House, Emeril and Justin Vineyards, Mint 400 and Tim Allen

Don Chareunsy | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (7:09 p.m.)

“Top Chef Masters” Season 5 debuts tonight on Bravo and features Sushi Samba at the Palazzo executive chef Herb Wilson, so what better excuse for a festive party?

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Lead Photo Fruitvale Station’ takes the wrong approach to portraying tragedy

Mike D'Angelo | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (6:08 p.m.)

Sundance Film Festival award-winner follows the story of Oscar Grant.

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Lead Photo Sapphire Comedy Hour’s sleight-of-hand approach mixes style and shtick

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (6 p.m.)

The Sapphire Comedy Hour is a big idea in a big place, and it does not lack for variety.

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Lead Photo New York photographer Abby Robinson examines your body parts at Cosmo’s P3Studio

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:58 p.m.)

"It’s nice for them to see something that belongs to them in a way they don’t 
normally see it.”

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Lead Photo The Wolverine’ offers a different kind of superhero adventure

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:56 p.m.)

The new flick is a major improvement over the first solo Wolverine movie.

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Lead Photo Film review: ‘The To Do List’

Matt Kelemen | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:49 p.m.)

The film stars Parks and Recreation's Aubrey Plaza in her first lead role.

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Lead Photo Barrick’s mini Vogel collection is a feast for the senses

Dawn-Michelle Baude | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:47 p.m.)

The strongest pieces are the “difficult” ones linked to Minimalism and its offshoots.

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Lead Photo Forget Wolverine! These X-Men characters deserve their own spotlights

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:45 p.m.)

Which mutant should get their own solo flick?

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Lead Photo Wax Pig Melting takes Vegas music fans on a strange voyage

Spencer Patterson | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:37 p.m.)

They draw mixed reactions ... and they like it that way.

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Lead Photo Colum McCann’s ‘TransAtlantic’ connects us to the Emerald Isle

Chuck Twardy | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:36 p.m.)

Colum McCann combines history and fiction in a riveting read.

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Lead Photo The Las Vegas Film Festival is slowly but steadily getting better

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:36 p.m.)

Soon it could be the film festival Vegas deserves.

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Lead Photo 9 reality TV shows we can’t believe were made

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:36 p.m.)

We are not making any of these up. Seriously.

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Lead Photo The Weekly interview: Rapper Theophilus London

Leslie Ventura | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:33 p.m.)

The hip-hop artist talks his next album, partying in Vegas and more.

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Lead Photo Trust Us: Weezer, the Wayans Brothers and other stuff to do this week

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5:23 p.m.)

Also, Aces & Ales celebrates its fourth anniversary with lucrative beer specials.

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Lead Photo Penn’s Thai House delivers authentic eats in Henderson

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (5 p.m.)

Authentic, made-from-scratch fare awaits at this tiny neighborhood restaurant.

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Lead Photo CD Review: ‘Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’

Annie Zaleski | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (4:48 p.m.)

The LA band's trademark lightness of spirit is missing from this disappointing album.

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Lead Photo Embers’ food pairs nicely with Firestone Walker’s beer

Jim Begley | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (3:51 p.m.)

Boca Park steakhouse has involved into something more interesting, including special event dinners.

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Lead Photo Spotting tomorrow’s hairstyles at the North American Trend Vision Awards

Leila Navidi | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (3:46 p.m.)

From jagged bangs to pastel ombré coloring.

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Lead Photo Zumanity’ aerialist Renee Pugh brings a ballet background to her high-flying artistry

Rick Lax | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (3:26 p.m.)

Cirque performer just completed an undergraduate degree in political science and might go to law school.

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Lead Photo Asian food festival LuckyRice returns to The Cosmopolitan in October

Andrea Domanick | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (3:13 p.m.)

The Asian culinary festival LuckyRice will return to Las Vegas for its second year this fall, running Oct. 4-6 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Lead Photo Local youth highlight the art of skateboarding in ‘Backside/Frontside’

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (3:07 p.m.)

The young artists are part of a skateboarding-centric mentoring program.

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Peggy Plots Your Planets

Peggy Allison | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (3:06 p.m.)

Aries should play it cool on Saturday

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Lead Photo Find reliable Italian eats at Cafe Chloe and other cozy west-side restaurants

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (3:06 p.m.)

Casino Italian restaurants may be under siege but the neighborhood is the safe spot.

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Lead Photo Big boys don’t cry: The redemption of a once and future ‘Jersey Boys’ star

Steve Friess | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (2:55 p.m.)

After being publicly fired, Erich Bergen landed the same role—in the upcoming film adaptation.

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: Light rail on Maryland Parkway would boost accessibility and enjoyment

Joe Schoenmann | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (2:40 p.m.)

Trains on the road would connect UNLV to the Huntridge and other Downtown hangouts.

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Lead Photo The former White Cross Drugs returns—with seasonal produce and craft beer!

Molly O'Donnell | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (2:40 p.m.)

Downtown's White Cross Market celebrated its grand opening July 20.

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Lead Photo Glowsticks and gavels: EDC’s Pasquale Rotella heads to court next week

Andrea Domanick | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (2:35 p.m.)

If convicted, the rave kingpin faces nearly 14 years in prison.

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Lead Photo How long will it take the Nevada State Museum to cash in on its penny press machine?

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (2:28 p.m.)

"The business plan is slow going for a place not bombarded with tourists."

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In brief: The Third Amendment surfaces in Henderson and more

Rick Lax, Ken Miller | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (2:22 p.m.)

Do you even know what the Third Amendment is?

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Lead Photo The Weekly chat: ‘Top Chef Masters’ host Curtis Stone

E.C. Gladstone | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (1:50 p.m.)

The Australian TV personality is opening a restaurant in LA after hosting two dinners in Las Vegas this week.

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Thinking about Jay “no hyphen” Z, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and more

Don Chareunsy , Andrea Domanick, Sarah Feldberg, Rick Lax, Erin Ryan | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (1:20 p.m.)

Also, millennials apparently don't like mascots.

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Lead Photo A very public olive branch: The city attempts to heal wounds during F Street reopening project

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (12:59 p.m.)

The historic west side was cut off from Downtown in 2008.

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Lead Photo Nightlife news & notes: Kelis brings her milkshake to Ditch at the Palms and more

Jorge Labrador | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (11:45 a.m.)

Also, McFadden's opens at Town Square.

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Lead Photo Neapolitan’s pina colada popsicle is perfect for pool parties

Sabrina Chapman | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (11:32 a.m.)

Stay cool by the pool with this boozy treat.

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Lead Photo Hot Spots: Ellie Goulding spins at Surrender, Deadmau5 at Hakkasan and more

Mark Adams | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (10:47 a.m.)

Also, Lil Jon brings his Crunk Rock to XS.

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Lead Photo TJR talks playing Vegas, DJ idols and why America doesn’t care about house music

Annie Zaleski | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (10:37 a.m.)

The DJ brings his “Funky Vodka” back to the Strip this weekend.

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Lead Photo Celebrate National Tequila Day with the ‘World’s Freshest Margarita’

Jim Begley | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (9:33 a.m.)

Do you really have something better to do today?

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Lead Photo One man’s trash (fish) … is really damn good

Sarah Feldberg | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (9:32 a.m.)

Bycatch Bouillabaise, anyone?

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Lead Photo Bagatelle Beach Club renamed Havana Room and Beach Club; closes to public in favor of private events

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (8:50 a.m.)

Bagatelle Beach Club is becoming a private matter. The pool, restaurant and club connected to Tropicana and operated by The One Group has closed to the public and will exclusively host private functions.

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: Eggs, bread and other grocery staples find a home on East Fremont Street

Joe Schoenmann | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (2 a.m.)

A new grocery store is heading downtown. Sources with the Downtown Project say an urban grocery store is planned for East Fremont Street in the space formerly occupied by Mamita’s Mexican restaurant and the Fremont Street Market & Deli.

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Lead Photo Goretorium’s legal troubles are latest example that celebrity ties don’t guarantee success in Las Vegas

Andrea Domanick | Wed, Jul 24, 2013 (2 a.m.)

A lawsuit filed against Goretorium's owners offers a glimpse into what may have prompted the bankruptcy filing.

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Lead Photo Lisa Dawn Miller-Hackett: ‘For Once in My Life’ honors my father, Ron Miller

By Lisa Dawn Miller-Hackett | Tue, Jul 23, 2013 (5:13 p.m.)

Little is known about a young, Jewish songwriter with a very Rodgers & Hammerstein musical theater writing style who was discovered by Berry ...

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Lead Photo Entertainer Sandy Hackett of ‘The Rat Pack Show’: The joke is not dead — and it never died

By Sandy Hackett | Tue, Jul 23, 2013 (4:07 p.m.)

I found this article from The New York Times by Warren St. John in May 2005. In it, he declared “the joke” dead and wrote an obituary for it. It’s been eight years, and the joke is not dead. It never died.

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Lead Photo Producer and manager Seth Yudof: How bean counters killed Las Vegas entertainment; will music save it?

By Seth Yudof | Tue, Jul 23, 2013 (2:38 p.m.)

Slowly, painfully and without anesthetic. That’s how the brilliant entertainment of Las Vegas has been killed off over the years.

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Lead Photo How Vegas responds to a royal birth

Just ask Uncle Harry.

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Lead Photo Metro Police officer dies during rescue of stranded hiker

Riley Snyder, Jackie Valley | Published Tue, Jul 23, 2013 (7:26 a.m.)

A Metro Police officer was helping hoist a stranded hiker to a rescue helicopter Monday night on Mount Charleston when the officer became detached from the line and fell to his death, Sheriff Doug Gillespie said. The officer, David Vanbuskirk, 36, of Henderson, had been with Metro since 1999.

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Lead Photo Four of valley’s 10 highest accident-prone intersections found on Flamingo Road

Jackie Valley | Tue, Jul 23, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Drive with extra caution on Flamingo Road. The busy thoroughfare, which bisects the famed Las Vegas Strip, contains four of the 10 most dangerous intersections in Las Vegas based on total collisions for the first six months of this year, according to Metro Police data.

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Lead Photo Cirque’s Wassa Coulibaly puts on a party at midnight to benefit Guillot-Guyard family

John Katsilometes | Tue, Jul 23, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Members of the Strip's Cirque du Soleil shows attended and performed in "Cabaret" late Thursday night at Baobab Stage.

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Lead Photo Before Yellowtail and Kumi, chef Akira Back was a pro snowboarder

By Akira Back | Tue, Jul 23, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Growing up in Korea, everyone loved baseball. We were fanatics and, by age 7, even I had a favorite pitcher. Everybody worshipped him, so, naturally, I wanted to be a baseball player.

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Lead Photo 5 thoughts from Lord Huron’s Beauty Bar show

Andrea Domanick | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 (5:17 p.m.)

The five-piece brought an unexpected amount of chutzpah to its languid indie-folk tunes.

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Lead Photo Life comes full circle for Robert De Niro impressionist Robert Nash of ‘Raack N Roll’

By Robert Nash | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 (5:04 p.m.)

Performing in the showrooms of Las Vegas didn’t just happen. My life as an entertainer goes back to the days when Las Vegas was still the “Las Vegas” everybody talks about, asks questions about and, for a small group here, still reminisces about.

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Lead Photo ‘X Burlesque’ producer Angela Stabile has ‘X’-citing news coming to the Rio in September

By Angela Stabile | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 (3:34 p.m.)

First, there was “X Burlesque” at Flamingo Las Vegas, then “Raack N Roll” at the D Hotel. Now Stabile Productions Inc. is very proud to present its newest sexy topless revue, “X Rocks,” opening at the Rio in the King’s Room in September. Yes, you heard it here first.

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Lead Photo Meeka of ‘X Burlesque’ at Flamingo: ‘Mixed child,’ topless star and mother of 4-year-old girl

By Rasmeeka Onstead | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 (2:32 p.m.)

Hi! My name is Rasmeeka Onstead. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m going to let you into my head and life. I’m a Las Vegas entertainer and the mother of a beautiful 4-year-old girl.

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Lead Photo Locals Tasting Menu is just one reason to return to Las Vegas’ original Nobu

Brock Radke | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 (1:43 p.m.)

New, special menu offers six courses of signature Japanese dishes.

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Lead Photo Concert review: Alabama Shakes at the Pearl

Chris Bitonti | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 (10:28 a.m.)

The show features barely any movement. It doesn’t have to. Everything about the band’s performance feels focused on the music.

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Lead Photo Weather nixes Mandalay Beach’s Counting Crows/Wallflowers show

Allison Duck | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 (10:22 a.m.)

Intense winds and the threat of a severe thunderstorm forces the outdoor venue to cancel the concert.

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Lead Photo Incorporating Nevada: Business benefit, or shell game?

Eli Segall | Mon, Jul 22, 2013 (1:55 a.m.)

Welcome to Nevada, a great place for business. A state overflowing with shell corporations. A place where corporate taxes practically are unheard of. A land where executives aren’t bothered by certain kinds of lawsuits. A safe haven from nosy outsiders and stockholders who want to know more about your company.

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Lead Photo The Laugh Factory models in L.A. and Las Vegas are not quite alike

John Katsilometes | Sun, Jul 21, 2013 (11:33 p.m.)

A visit to "El Lay" reveals a difference in approach at two Laugh Factory comedy clubs.

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Lead Photo Singer and dancer Maren Wade: How to close a Las Vegas show in 10 days

By Maren Wade | Sun, Jul 21, 2013 (4:39 p.m.)

Since show closings have been the latest trend in Las Vegas, here’s a guide on how to close a show in 10 days for all aspiring producers out ...

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At UFO symposium, participants urge open-mindedness

Riley Snyder | Sun, Jul 21, 2013 (4:18 p.m.)

It's easy to stereotype the sort of people who attended the annual Mutual UFO Network Symposium in Las Vegas this weekend. After all, it takes a special kind of person to travel to Las Vegas, fork over close to $250 and sit through dozens of speeches about faster-than-light travel, alien DNA analysis and 'new' information about 70-year old alleged alien encounters.

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Lead Photo Sean Dunn of The Act at Palazzo: We are your dirty little secret in Las Vegas

By Sean Dunn | Sun, Jul 21, 2013 (2:03 p.m.)

Las Vegas does an amazing job of selling the illusion of adult fantasy, anything-goes revelry and excess as the norm. The truth is Las Vegas ...

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Lead Photo Q+A: Jonathan and Drew Scott of Las Vegas face off on HGTV’s ‘Brother vs. Brother’

Don Chareunsy | Sun, Jul 21, 2013 (11:58 a.m.)

Talk about sibling rivalry. Brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers” and “Buying and Selling,” add a third HGTV show ...

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Lead Photo Rick Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ weds DeAnna Burditt today in Southern California

Robin Leach | Sun, Jul 21, 2013 (10:56 a.m.)

Many congrats to “Pawn Stars” hero Rick Harrison on his California oceanfront wedding to DeAnna Burditt today. I would have been in Laguna ...

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Lead Photo Las Vegans express frustration, dismay at Trayvon Martin rally

Brian Nordli | Sat, Jul 20, 2013 (4:06 p.m.)

Nickia Davis’ voice echoed down Las Vegas Boulevard Saturday morning as she marched about 100 demonstrators from the Heart Attack Grill to the U.S. Courthouse.

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Lead Photo Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Avenged Sevenfold, Panic! At The Disco announce Vegas shows

Andrea Domanick | Sat, Jul 20, 2013 (8:24 a.m.)

Also, Surfer Blood and Ty Segall are set for Beauty Bar shows.

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Lead Photo A wet Friday night: Major storm hits Las Vegas Valley

Brian Nordli | Published Fri, Jul 19, 2013 (7:42 p.m.)

A thunderstorm swept through the Las Vegas Valley Friday night, setting a rainfall record, causing floods and power outages throughout the area, setting a house on fire and displacing some residents of an apartment complex.

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UNLV hopes to attract more students to campus with new apartment-style dorms

Paul Takahashi | Fri, Jul 19, 2013 (7:22 p.m.)

UNLV is planning to build apartment-style dormitories that officials hope will be open to students by fall 2015.

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Lead Photo Celebrity preview: Matchbox Twenty, Kendra, Kelis, Aaron Lewis, Alabama Shakes and LFL

Don Chareunsy | Fri, Jul 19, 2013 (6 p.m.)

Music (Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows, Aaron Lewis), comedy (Bill Cosby, Jay Leno), art (Martin Lawrence Galleries), food (new to the scene: Shawn McClain’s Five50 Pizza Bar ...

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Lead Photo Hair guru to the stars Michael Boychuck: Highlights include Life Spa + Salon, Miss Nevada USA and Color

By Michael Boychuck | Fri, Jul 19, 2013 (5 p.m.)

Every year when Robin Leach asks me to write a guest column, I am always happy to have the opportunity to do a favor for my friend, as well as thank all of the people in my life who continue to make Las Vegas such an awesome place to work and live.

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Lead Photo The Killers throw support behind Huntridge Theater: ‘Our beginnings happened on that stage’

John Katsilometes | Fri, Jul 19, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Las Vegas superstars The Killers played Huntridge Theater on their way to international fame.

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Lead Photo After the fire, businesses welcoming visitors back to Mount Charleston

Jackie Valley | Fri, Jul 19, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Don’t let the wisps of smoke in the distance scare you. The fires smoldering on the steepest peaks near Mount Charleston — visible remnants of the 28,000-acre Carpenter 1 Fire — will be there to stay for weeks or maybe months, but the public can re-enter the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area today. Residents were allowed to return to Kyle Canyon on Wednesday. On Thursday, businesses were busily preparing to welcome back guests after two weeks of shuttered doors.

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Lead Photo Weekend best bets: Matchbox Twenty, Big Dog’s Beer Fest and Sarah Silverman

Andrea Domanick | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (6 p.m.)

From cool brews to fiery comedy, the weekend ahead is all about summer's finest that Las Vegas has to offer. Stop by a beer fest, check out an outdoor concert and round out the night with a little theater — or a hip-hop dance battle.

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Lead Photo Popping, krumping, choreo—see it all at the annual Neon Battle & Dance Showcase

Erin Ryan | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (4:50 p.m.)

"Our whole aim is to make Las Vegas itself an international platform for hip-hop dance."

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Lead Photo A tale from Ri Ra Irish Pub bartender and Irishman John Fitzgerald

By John Fitzgerald | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (4:13 p.m.)

For 24 years, I lived in a small town in Ireland where a cup of tea and a ham sandwich was thrown into your hand the moment you stepped inside ...

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Lead Photo Luxor headliners Jabbawockeez: Garage power fuels galactic reach

By Lee Razalan | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (3:07 p.m.)

I’m one of the men behind the men behind the masks. I’m their manager, and I’ve been a part of Jabbawockeez’s wild ride in Las Vegas from ...

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Lead Photo Looking for a laidback Monday night? Try Cosmo’s dinner and movie deal

Brock Radke | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (12:58 p.m.)

Dinner and two movies for two people for $40? Plus the unique ambiance of the Boulevard Pool? That's the deal.

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Lead Photo Feeling lucky? ‘Wheel of Fortune’ taping Season 31(!) at The Venetian and Palazzo

Andrea Domanick | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (12:39 p.m.)

To celebrate its milestone 31st season and move to CBS, “Wheel of Fortune” will tape 30 episodes on location in Las Vegas at The Venetian and ...

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Lead Photo John Schneider to perform with Marie Osmond at Flamingo from July 23-27

Don Chareunsy | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (12:03 p.m.)

Flamingo headliner Marie Osmond is welcoming singer and actor John Schneider as a guest performer at the Donny & Marie show from Tuesday through July 27, it was announced Thursday morning.

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Lead Photo Five questions with ‘Absinthe’ starlet Penny Pibbets on National Sock Puppet Day

Don Chareunsy | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (11:05 a.m.)

It’s National Sock Puppet Day. Penny Pibbets, star of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, weighs in. Penny, how are you celebrating National Sock Puppet Day ...

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Lead Photo 2013 L.V. Film Festival features ‘Sanitarium,’ ‘Magic Camp’ and ‘Liars’ at LVH

By Milo Kostelecky | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (11:02 a.m.)

We have lined up an exciting schedule of feature films, creative shorts and engaging documentaries to showcase this year created by some of the ...

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Lead Photo North or South? Grappling with divided sports loyalties

Brock Radke | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (midnight)

What happens when you grow up rooting for the Rebels then go to college in Reno?

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Lead Photo Falling sports are fine’: On the rocks with climber Simon Peck

Sarah Feldberg | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (midnight)

Simon Peck fell in love on a "crappy cliff" at age 15.

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Lead Photo Humans fly (and get fit) at Hardkore Parkour’s ‘amazement park’

Erin Ryan | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (midnight)

A fly on the wall at Hardkore Parkour might see Cirque performers spinning on silks or stunt artists choreographing stage combat or auditions for America’s Got Talent. But the same fly would see homeschool kids catapulting into a foam pit and a tumble track.

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Lead Photo From baseball to boxing: Your Vegas sports calendar

Because big fights and dollar beers belong on your schedule.

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Lead Photo A night with the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls

Kristen Peterson | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (midnight)

Skating with the Fabulous Sin City Rollergirls isn’t for timid souls.

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Lead Photo The UFC has a new marquee name, and Ronda Rousey is always ready for a fight

Case Keefer | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (midnight)

“After this fight, she is going to be ruined,” Rousey utters with no emotion. “I don’t just plan on winning. I plan on defeating my opponent forever. ... This girl is never going to want to see me again.”

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If poker is a sport, how about ‘Magic: The Gathering?’

Rick Lax | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (midnight)

It requires mental dexterity, the ability to read opponents and feats of endurance.

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Lacrosse 101: A 2-minute primer to a sport that’s sweeping the Valley

Mark Adams | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (midnight)

Learn how to shoot, cradle and check.

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Lead Photo Competitive eating: nature or nurture?

Ken Miller | Thu, Jul 18, 2013 (midnight)

Compared to competitive eaters, our heaped buffet plates are child’s helpings.

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Lead Photo Trish Lynn rides for a cause: The All-American Cowgirl Chicks

By Trish Lynn | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (5:29 p.m.)

As we look forward to our rodeo performance in Lake Tahoe this weekend to benefit Keep Memory Alive at its annual Shakespeare Ranch Rodeo ...

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Lead Photo Celebs get skewered in a blast from Las Vegas’ entertainment past with ‘Showbiz Roast’

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (5:28 p.m.)

First up was Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie. On deck: Oscar Goodman!

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Lead Photo The Weekly chat: Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard

Chris Bitonti | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (5:08 p.m.)

Alabama Shakes plays the Pearl on Friday, July 19.

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Lead Photo Axe Cop’ and ‘High School USA!’ launch Fox’s new late-night lineup

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (5 p.m.)

Saturday Night...Animated?

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Lead Photo Hip-hop is beautiful: Music showcase pairs Vegas StrEATS with LIB

Chris Bitonti | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:59 p.m.)

Great local hip-hop was on display at the Jackie Gaughan Plaza.

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Lead Photo 3 to see: A comic for every occasion

Ken Miller | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:56 p.m.)

Just be careful who you bring along.

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Lead Photo Film review: ‘The Conjuring’

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:47 p.m.)

Stylish scares offer only diminishing returns.

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Lead Photo TV review: Syfy channel’s original movie ‘Blast Vegas’

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:43 p.m.)

Did ya dig Sharknado? Better mark that calendar for this one, too!

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Lead Photo For artist Michael Godard, I-15 is the Yellow Brick Road leading to Las Vegas

By Michael Godard | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:38 p.m.)

Looking up into the night sky, stars fill my view. In front of me, the horizon is filled with the twinkling lights of the city. Directly ahead is a steady stream of red taillights leading us all to The Land of Oz.

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Lead Photo Girl Most Likely’ squanders Kristen Wiig’s talents

Mike D'Angelo | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:38 p.m.)

Wiig should be Bill Murray, but this mess tries to turn her into Chevy Chase.

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Lead Photo Trust Us: Summer beers, Peter Murphy and pop-up dinner

Plan your week accordingly.

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Lead Photo Red 2’ is an unnecessary sequel

Jeffrey M. Anderson | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:34 p.m.)

The sequel "leaves crimson smudges on the original movie’s good name."

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Lead Photo The Way, Way Back’ pales in comparison to its influences

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:28 p.m.)

This coming-of-age flick is utterly evocative of 1980s summer movies.

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Lead Photo Amanda Harris gallery brings in Septerhed, XVALA and others to its group show ‘exchange’

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:22 p.m.)

Exchange features a diverse mix of media and themes.

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Lead Photo The British National Theatre of America’s ‘Stones in His Pockets’ uses its small cast to perfection

Jacob Coakley | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:19 p.m.)

Catch the play during its limited engagement at McMullan's Irish Pub.

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Lead Photo No surprise: Shawn McClain’s Five50 Pizza Bar is a winner

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:14 p.m.)

Aria's new casual restaurant offers interesting new pizza and much more.

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Lead Photo What to see at the Las Vegas Film Festival

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (4:08 p.m.)

Screenings, panel discussions and more.

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What to bite at three great new taquerias

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (3:53 p.m.)

Taco Tijuana, Taco Taco and Los Jarochos are serving up simple, amazing food.

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Lead Photo Jeff Civillico’s Quad show is funny, whether or not you think you like juggling

Rick Lax | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (3:51 p.m.)

With his incredible timing, the show is 75 minutes of silly joy.

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Lead Photo Viva Arts Vegas: Tom Zaller promotes culture with Imagine Exhibitions

By Tom Zaller | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (3:36 p.m.)

During my 20 years in the entertainment and exhibition industry, I have been fortunate enough to work with many amazing projects. I’ve always had special ties to Las Vegas, as I helped introduce “Titanic: The Exhibition,” “Bodies: The Exhibit” and The Mob Attraction Las Vegas to the city.

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Lead Photo Breakdown: The gear firefighters used on Mount Charleston

The fire, which burned more than 28,000 acres, is now mostly contained.

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: First Friday takes a step back toward its roots

Joe Schoenmann | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (3:18 p.m.)

August's First Friday will unveil “antARTica,” an immersive streetscape.

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Lead Photo Fresh off DOMA’s repeal, gay dating app Mister adds progressive features

Mark Adams | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (3:13 p.m.)

The application now includes a "Mr. Right" feature and an honor code of sorts.

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Lead Photo From high school to the NBA

Sam Morris | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (3:09 p.m.)

Summertime is basketball season in Las Vegas.

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Lead Photo Border Grill’s Trash Fish dinner to highlight unsexy but tasty species

Jim Begley | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (3:08 p.m.)

Chefs team up to spread the word about sustaining our seafood.

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Lead Photo How Nevada missed its chance to be the gay marriage capital of the world

Steve Friess | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (3:05 p.m.)

"The chance to become iconic and central on this is gone."

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Lead Photo Just because big ideas should work in Vegas doesn’t mean they will

Erin Ryan | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (2:59 p.m.)

From Goretorium to Club Nikki, lots of seemingly ideal projects have struggled in Las Vegas.

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Lead Photo Where’s our Cirque du Soleil reality TV show?

Mark Adams | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (2:51 p.m.)

Cirque-ish performers are all over America's Got Talent.

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Lead Photo Four people to watch in the WSOP Final Table

Rick Lax | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (2:46 p.m.)

Who will win the $8.4 million first-place prize? Maybe one of these guys.

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Lead Photo Strip Scribbles: Tim McGraw, Sam Nazarian, Steve Wynn, Keep Memory Alive video, Rao’s and Coco

Robin Leach | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (2:34 p.m.)

In case you missed it the first time, “Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night,” recorded at MGM Grand Garden Arena in April, is airing on CBS ...

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Lead Photo Former Vegas sportscaster Doug Kezirian is living the ‘SportsCenter’ dream

Paul Delos Santos | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (2:13 p.m.)

The former sports director and anchor for Las Vegas’ ABC affiliate is now working for one of the largest sports networks in the world.

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Lead Photo Pop-up dinner experiences are popping up all over Las Vegas

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (2 p.m.)

Forte Tapas, Naked City Pizza Shop and Eat are some of the restaurants planning special events.

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Peggy Plots Your Planets

Peggy Allison | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (2 p.m.)

Smile as you wrap up a month of celebrations, Cancer.

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Lead Photo First Friday launches an art blog

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (1:15 p.m.)

Artist Justin Favela has done something long needed in Las Vegas

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Lead Photo The One: A fruity cocktail that’s done in a flash

Sabrina Chapman | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (1:09 p.m.)

The new libation debuted with Cirque's Michael Jackson One.

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Lead Photo Q+A: DJ Sidney Samson talks his Wynn residency, upcoming projects and more

Andrea Domanick | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (12:58 p.m.)

Also, America's EDM boom.

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Lead Photo Nightlife news & notes: The iHeartRadio Festival’s EDM acts, Pride parties and more

Jorge Labrador | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (12:44 p.m.)

Also, NBA celeb sightings.

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Lead Photo Hot Spots: Kelis at Palms, McFadden’s opens at Town Square and more

Mark Adams | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (12:17 p.m.)

Also, Krewella takes the tables at Light and Daylight.

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Lead Photo Sarah Silverman on her start in comedy, performing in casinos and Sheldon Adelson

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Sarah Silverman has no overarching strategy about her live performances. She doesn’t seem to have any strategy, actually. “This opportunity just kind of came up, and I went, ‘Yeah!,’” Silverman said.

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Lead Photo Snowboarding, motocross and whitewater rafting on the Strip: A proposed extreme sports park has it all

Ed Komenda | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Imagine wakeboarding in the shadow of the Las Vegas Strip or snowboarding before heading to the tables. Sounds crazy, but if a 34-year-old Australian businessman has his way, that will be a reality come 2014. Entrepreneur Josh Kearney hopes to open a $50 million amusement park in the heart of Las Vegas by the end of next year.

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Lead Photo Britney Spears’ new, nearly $20 million playground at Planet Hollywood?

Robin Leach | Wed, Jul 17, 2013 (1:45 a.m.)

It is estimated that the renovation of PH Live will be completed to accommodate the debut of Britney Spears’ new residency shows the week leading ...

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Lead Photo Criss Angel is buried alive in a ‘cement grave’ at Luxor for new Spike TV series

Robin Leach | Tue, Jul 16, 2013 (11:38 p.m.)

Luxor magician headliner Criss Angel attempted a miracle escape that not only has never been accomplished before but also cost the life of the ...

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Lead Photo Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Ka’ marks a triumphant, and poignant, return at MGM Grand

John Katsilometes | Tue, Jul 16, 2013 (10:44 p.m.)

On the night the circus returned to MGM Grand, a man and his two daughters were spotted standing, hugging, near the theater exit at the end of the show. “We were good friends, and she taught my daughters,” said the man, who declined to give his name as tears streaked his face.

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Lead Photo Magician Melinda Saxe is happy to be back onstage after taking time off to raise a family

By Melinda Saxe | Tue, Jul 16, 2013 (4:39 p.m.)

When I took a break from show business to start a family, I never knew I would be back onstage working with my brother, David Saxe, in one ...

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Lead Photo DOMA’s repeal beyond our borders: LGBT center to explore its affect on binational couples

Mark Adams | Tue, Jul 16, 2013 (4:08 p.m.)

Learn more at the Center's panel discussion this week.

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Lead Photo New food at Bally’s: BLT Steak coming in 2014

Brock Radke | Tue, Jul 16, 2013 (4:03 p.m.)

Replacement for Bally's Steakhouse will take up 9,300 square feet with 250 seats.

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Lead Photo Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival visits Mandalay Bay in September

Rick Lax | Tue, Jul 16, 2013 (2:43 p.m.)

Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords are coming to Las Vegas, but we're not sure who'll be joining them.

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Lead Photo Border Grill chef Mary Sue Milliken: Let’s talk trash — trash fish, that is

By Mary Sue Milliken | Tue, Jul 16, 2013 (2:11 p.m.)

More than a decade ago, we became aware of the state of the world’s seafood supplies through a conference pairing chefs and marine biologists at Monterey Bay Aquarium. After learning that more than 70 percent of all seafood consumed in the U.S. is eaten in restaurants, we immediately joined the sustainable seafood movement here at Border Grill Las Vegas in Mandalay Bay.

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Lead Photo Life is Beautiful Festival announces tasty culinary details

Brock Radke | Tue, Jul 16, 2013 (11:19 a.m.)

The October Downtown event is officially a full-scale food festival.

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Lead Photo ‘Peepshow’ star Zoeth Cardenales: Risk of moving from Puerto Rico to L.V. five years ago has paid off

By Zoeth Cardenales | Mon, Jul 15, 2013 (6:09 p.m.)

On March 2008, I arrived in Las Vegas from Puerto Rico to pursue my dream of becoming a professional dancer. At first, things didn’t work ...

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Lead Photo ‘Peepshow’ star Cheaza promotes photographer friend Kermit Hayes

By Cheaza and Walter Hough | Mon, Jul 15, 2013 (5:07 p.m.)

Some of you may know me as “Peep Diva” from the extraordinarily sexy show “Peepshow” at Planet Hollywood. I’ve lived in this entertainment ...

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Lead Photo ‘Peepshow’ star Josh Strickland talks about his experience at his first Electric Daisy Carnival

By Josh Strickland | Mon, Jul 15, 2013 (4:09 p.m.)

I had wanted to go to EDC since the first time I had heard Holly Madison talk about it; she had gone all three nights in 2011. Each night, her costume was more elaborate than the previous, which made me even more excited to attend.

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Lead Photo ‘Peepshow’ star Coco Austin: ‘I have never felt so strong or fit in my life’

By Nicole "Coco" Austin | Mon, Jul 15, 2013 (3:08 p.m.)

When Robin asked me to share a little about my time here in Las Vegas, there were so many things I wanted to talk about. It was difficult for me to ...

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Lead Photo Update: Huntridge Theatre campaign reaches $150,000 goal

Spencer Patterson | Mon, Jul 15, 2013 (2:30 p.m.)

What had been a creeping crowdfunding effort to save the Las Vegas landmark has kicked into high gear.

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Lead Photo Panic! At The Disco set to play Cosmo October 11

Andrea Domanick | Mon, Jul 15, 2013 (1:46 p.m.)

Las Vegas band playing to promote its fourth studio album Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!

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Gay bar staple The Buffalo to close in September

Mark Adams | Mon, Jul 15, 2013 (9:57 a.m.)

The "Fruit Loop" bar first opened in 1980.

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Lead Photo Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Phoenix, Muse among iHeartRadio lineup’s big names

Andrea Domanick | Mon, Jul 15, 2013 (9:21 a.m.)

Two-day festival returns to Las Vegas' MGM Grand September 20 and 21.

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Lead Photo Warren family backs Huntridge Theater and asks, ‘Who else wants in?’

John Katsilometes | Sun, Jul 14, 2013 (6:21 p.m.)

Jonathan Warren has lived in Las Vegas since age 5 and graduated from Basic High. His family is dedicated to preserving the city's history.

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Lead Photo Residents are returning home, but there’s plenty of work left for fire crews

Riley Snyder | Published Sun, Jul 14, 2013 (5 p.m.)

With most residents returning to their homes, massive smoke plumes disappearing and some firefighters returning home, it's becoming more and more apparent that the 28,000-acre wildfire that has blazed on Mount Charleston for the past two weeks is finally coming to a close. However, several problematic borders remain uncontained, and there are possible hot spots and areas where the fire could restart.

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Lead Photo Marie Osmond is daring as Donny rests his derriere

John Katsilometes | Sun, Jul 14, 2013 (3:25 p.m.)

Since Tuesday, Marie Osmond has performed primarily as a soloist as her brother Donny recovers from a tear to his gluteus maximus.

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Lead Photo Chippendales hunks Jaymes Vaughan and James Davis on Lily Arce, the singer who should be Las Vegas’ next big star

By James Davis and Jaymes Vaughan | Sun, Jul 14, 2013 (1:55 p.m.)

Lily Arce should be one of the biggest names on the Strip, but she’s not. A proud Texan from a traditional Puerto Rican family, Arce came to Las Vegas ...

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Lead Photo Cirque’s ‘Ka’ to resume performances Tuesday night at MGM Grand

John Katsilometes | Sun, Jul 14, 2013 (1:01 p.m.)

The Final Battle scene in “Ka” has been replaced as the show resumes performances after the June 29 death of performer Sarah Guillot-Guyard.

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Lead Photo Cory Monteith, star of hit show ‘Glee,’ found dead

By Jeremy Hainsworth and Lynn Elber, Associated Press | Sun, Jul 14, 2013 (12:46 p.m.)

Cory Monteith, the handsome young actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series "Glee" but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, was found dead in a hotel room, police said. He was 31.

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Lead Photo Russell Gardner’s 3 beers to drink this summer

Sarah Feldberg | Sat, Jul 13, 2013 (2:49 p.m.)

Okay, one's a hard cider.

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Lead Photo Merkato delivers on Ethiopian eats

Sarah Feldberg | Sat, Jul 13, 2013 (2:06 p.m.)

Need three reasons to go? How about rich flavors, generous portions and low prices?

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Lead Photo It’s all about booking (and the book) as Louie Anderson opens new chapter at Plaza

John Katsilometes | Sat, Jul 13, 2013 (1 p.m.)

Louie Anderson left Palace Station in March and has opened at the classically appointed Plaza Showroom.

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Lead Photo Antonio Esfandiari’s secret to poker success? Dining out 300 nights a year

By Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari | Sat, Jul 13, 2013 (2 a.m.)

It’s always interesting to see the reactions of people when I tell them that I live in Las Vegas. They can’t believe that people actually live here. ...

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Lead Photo Josh Bell: Why I didn’t watch ‘Sharknado’

Josh Bell | Fri, Jul 12, 2013 (5:03 p.m.)

I was happy to avoid sitting through 90 minutes of bad acting, lame dialogue and cheap special effects.

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Lead Photo Celebrating Bastille Day in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Fri, Jul 12, 2013 (2:43 p.m.)

The holiday commemorating the beginning of the French Revolution is Sunday, July 14. Êtes-vous prêt?

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Lead Photo Got ghosts? Paranormal conference coming to Vegas

Andrea Domanick | Fri, Jul 12, 2013 (2:05 p.m.)

Let this summer’s Las Vegas Paracon meet all your paranormal activity needs.

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Lead Photo Q+A: Nico Vega’s Aja Volkman on Las Vegas, the new album and touring with baby on board

Andrea Domanick | Fri, Jul 12, 2013 (1:16 p.m.)

When not putting the finishing touches on Nico Vega’s highly anticipated upcoming sophomore record Lead to Light and preparing for their summer tour with Crash Kings, she’s been adjusting to life as a new mom.

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Lead Photo By the numbers: Gatsby Gamble rolls up $15,000 in $15 million penthouse

John Katsilometes | Fri, Jul 12, 2013 (noon)

It was an evening of opulent philanthropy at the Gatsby Gamble at One Queensridge Place.

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Lead Photo Film festival draws Libertarian filmmakers and fans to Las Vegas

Andrea Domanick | Fri, Jul 12, 2013 (2 a.m.)

The third-annual Anthem Libertarian Film Festival returns to Las Vegas, part of the Freedom Fest conference, a gathering of several thousand Libertarian thinkers self-described as the world’s largest gathering of free minds.

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Lead Photo Jeanie Linders’ ‘The D* Word’ filling dates at Shimmer Cabaret

John Katsilometes | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (8:30 p.m.)

Jeanie Linders is hoping to re-create the success of "Menopause The Musical" with "The D Word," a new show at Shimmer Cabaret.

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Lead Photo Weekend best bets: NBA Summer League, Widespread Panic and Las Vegas Elvis Festival

Andrea Domanick | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (6 p.m.)

Festivals and spectacles highlight this weekend's offerings in Las Vegas.

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Lead Photo ‘Bar Rescue’ host Jon Taffer fights for the underdog and aims to change lives

By Jon Taffer | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (4:42 p.m.)

Bars have roots that run deep in American tradition. Did you know that the second public building built in America was a “public house,” known today as a pub? Bars are places where everything from business deals to marriage and children are discussed. They’re a place to relax, unwind and enjoy company.

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Lead Photo Colleen Kestel-Raidmae, Aria wedding chapel director: Creating dream weddings — Las Vegas style

By Colleen Kestel-Raidme | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (2:38 p.m.)

I’m Colleen Kestel-Raidmae, the director of The Wedding Chapel at Aria, which just started making wedding dreams come true in April. ...

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Lead Photo Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa discuss new show, album and Mirage show

By Terry Fator and Taylor Makakoa | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (1:39 p.m.)

Happy summer from The Fators! We thought, for fun, that we would write this column together. I’ll start. It’s been an exciting time for all of us ...

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Lead Photo Esperanza Spalding, Renee Fleming and Michael Feinstein are part of Smith Center’s upcoming season

Kristen Peterson | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (1:22 p.m.)

Esperanza Spalding, Joshua Bell and Patti LuPone among performing arts hall's new listings.

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Lead Photo Israeli drama ‘Fill the Void’ is more bland than complex

Josh Bell | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (noon)

A glimpse into a rigidly structured culture is fascinating but slow-moving.

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Lead Photo Legendary rockers to bare their lives in ‘Peepshow’ replacement at Planet Hollywood

Robin Leach | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (8 a.m.)

The unique production “Rocktellz & Cocktails” to be officially announced this weekend will combine rock performances and confessional conversations with top music headliners.

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Lead Photo Welcome to the future of Las Vegas

Ed Komenda | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (midnight)

It’s 8 p.m. July 11, 2033. Hot and getting hotter. There’s a high of 117 outside McCarran International Airport, and you’re fighting the odd desire to crack an egg over the asphalt, Tweetagram it. You can see the Strip through the glass window at arrivals. It looks roughly the same as you remember—the iconic shapes of the Luxor, Paris and Wynn still cutting through the sky—but you’ve heard a lot has changed since your last visit. “You want in?” your girlfriend asks, sitting in a semicircle of friends. She’s put together a Texas hold ’em table on her tablet, connected to a pack of players in a hotel room at Caesars Palace.

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Lead Photo How to fall in love with Lake Mead

Mark Adams | Thu, Jul 11, 2013 (midnight)

Why do we keep bolting for Interstate 15 and the beaches of L.A. and San Diego when we have miles of shoreline just a short drive away? Boasting around 6.3 million visitors in 2012, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the fifth most visited location in the U.S. National Park System. The reservoir that became Lake Mead was created by the completion of the Hoover Dam in 1936, and the lake’s vicinity became the country’s first national recreation area in 1964. Today, the vast landscape is a haven for outdoorsy types, offering everything from kayaking and canoeing to hiking and camping. Embrace the water and its surroundings with this handy, get-outside guide.

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Lead Photo Sarah Guillot-Guyard benefit show scheduled; no ‘Showbiz Roast’ for Vinnie Favorito

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (6:45 p.m.)

A fellow Cirque du Soleil performer is setting up a $20-per-ticket show at Town Square to benefit the family of late "Ka" artist Sarah Guillot-Guyard.

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Lead Photo Strip Scribbles: WSOP’s $500,000 bracelet; Blue Man Group casting call; and Matt Goss’s new dates

Don Chareunsy | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (6 p.m.)

Records smashed? A $500,000 bracelet? It must mean another edition of World Series of Poker at The Rio. Jason of Beverly Hills founder and ...

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Lead Photo This week in art: collectors, sex talk and rollercoasters

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (5:32 p.m.)

An exhibit of works from the Herb and Dorothy Vogel collection open at the Barrick.

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Lead Photo CAC’s latest Project Space exhibit explores a zone all its own

Dawn-Michelle Baude | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (5:19 p.m.)

Fascination with pattern, and interest in scale change, unite In-Between canvases.

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Lead Photo Unsung performers get their due in ‘20 Feet From Stardom’

Mike D'Angelo | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (5:10 p.m.)

Mick Jagger notes that some singers, no matter how gifted, don’t have what it takes to command a stage.

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Lead Photo Dining News & Notes: Another all-star food weekend, a spicy bite at Capriotti’s and more

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (5:09 p.m.)

Look out for locals' discounts on the Strip at Trevi and SHe.

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Lead Photo Michael Mina: From fine-dining Seablue to casual Pub 1842 at MGM Grand

By Michael Mina | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (5:07 p.m.)

Many people have recently asked me about my decision to move from fine dining to a casual gastropub concept, and I’d love to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about the process.

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Lead Photo Film review: ‘The Attack’

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (5:01 p.m.)

A man must come to terms with his suicide bomber wife's secret life in The Attack.

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Lead Photo Pacific Rim’ is a painful mix of bombast and cheesiness

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (4:44 p.m.)

Do you like giant robots and monsters? You better!

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Lead Photo Art Way name change tabled while heads cool

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (4:41 p.m.)

Art Way name change debacle tabled for now.

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Lead Photo CD review: Jay-Z’s ‘Magna Carta… Holy Grail’

Shea Serrano | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (4:39 p.m.)

It's the first and only time an album has been arranged to arrive with platinum certification.

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Lead Photo Chef Gerald Chin is revamping the menu at Stripsteak

Jim Begley | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (4:36 p.m.)

After running kitchens at Cosmopolitan, this Vegas chef is again focusing on one restaurant.

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Lead Photo Onyx’s ‘Trunk Songs’ can’t elevate beyond its material

Jacob Coakley | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (4:35 p.m.)

Trunk songs are songs that were cut from a show, and there was a reason for that.

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Lead Photo Wo Fat’s kau chee are Instagram-ably delicious

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (4:30 p.m.)

Capturing drool-inducing food photos isn't as easy as you think.

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Lead Photo Orange’ is Netflix’s best original series

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (4:30 p.m.)

And it's from the creator of Weeds!

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Lead Photo Trust Us: Stardust showgirls, Nico Vega and other stuff you need to know about

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (4:24 p.m.)

Check out Megan Romano's pop-up dinner on July 11

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Lead Photo Three apps to download right now

Drink, learn and play like the Weekly staff.

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Lead Photo Concert review: If you left Ian Anderson’s Smith Center show at halftime, you missed out

Spencer Patterson | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (4:14 p.m.)

The Jethro Tull leader's live presentation of 'Thick as a Brick 2' was the real revelation.

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Lead Photo Nightlife news & notes: Floyd Mayweather parties at Tao and more

Jorge Labrador | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (3:41 p.m.)

Also, CollectiveZoo launches a second season of the Pool Party Safari.

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MGM’s new Noir player’s card is a bit underwhelming

Rick Lax | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (3:39 p.m.)

The new ultra-exclusive level of membership is attainable by invitation only.

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Lead Photo Louis Prima Jr., about to embark on second album, lauds downtown Las Vegas

By Louis Prima Jr. | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (3:31 p.m.)

Hey, kids, LPJ here, filling in once again for the vacationing Robin Leach. It has been a long and busy year since we last touched base. And since I spoke mainly about Las Vegas last time, I figured that I would just bring you up to date on the Witnesses — where we’ve been and what lies ahead.

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Lead Photo How far east will Fremont East go?

Rick Lax | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (3:31 p.m.)

The entertainment district seems to be expanding, though there's little proof so far.

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Lead Photo COLAB has closed its gallery, but it’s not going away

Andrea Domanick | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (3:22 p.m.)

Founder Amy Finchem is moving to Salt Lake City to complete work on a master's degree.

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Lead Photo Hot Spots: Martin Solveig at XS, the Tao Beach Carnival and more

Mark Adams | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (2:37 p.m.)

Also, Laidback Luke spins at Hakkasan and Wet Republic.

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Peggy Plots Your Planets

Peggy Allison | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (2:36 p.m.)

Mars traveling to Cancer.

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: Sound the alarm—Fremont East could lose its local edge

Joe Schoenmann | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (2:20 p.m.)

More and more taverns are coming to Downtown and some, if not all, will be targeting tourists.

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Lead Photo Fashion designer Tatyana realizes the American dream with Bettie Page Clothing

By Tatyana | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (2:08 p.m.)

Las Vegas is the place for second chances and where ideas are transformed into reality. My personal story is what I have come to understand as The American Dream. I was a single mother without a lot of resources who had been trained as a model and a designer in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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Lead Photo A dozen reasons why Ronald’s rules

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (2 p.m.)

Las Vegas loves this small Spring Mountain Road doughnut shop. Here's why.

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Lead Photo In the summer inferno, solar power news is refreshing

Erin Ryan | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (1:59 p.m.)

The iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign could soon be powered by solar trees.

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Lead Photo When the blaze is out, will residents want to return to a changed Mount Charleston?

Ken Miller | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (1:36 p.m.)

“It’s not just the residents’ mountain, it’s all of Southern Nevada’s mountain.”

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Lead Photo Homegrown hero: KOMP’s Laurie Steele celebrates 15 years of local music

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (1:05 p.m.)

Homegrown's 15th Birthday Bash is set for July 12 at Whiskey Dick's on Craig Road.

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Hangar 24’s line of California brews touches down in Nevada

Ken Miller | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (noon)

The Redlands-based brewery just began distributing in town in April.

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Lead Photo When the pre-fight face-off gets smoochy

Sam Morris | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (11:48 a.m.)

Like a couple of straight guys on a dare.

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Lead Photo A night of booze and nostalgia at the new, old Atomic Liquors

Jorge Labrador | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (10:08 a.m.)

The Downtown bar is the proud owner of Las Vegas' first Tavern License.

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Lead Photo The Weekly interview: Pickwick frontman Galen Disston

Andrea Domanick | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (10:02 a.m.)

The Seattle band brings its cover of “Lady Luck” to Las Vegas this Friday.

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Lead Photo Will Jim Gaffigan eat a fried bologna sandwich in Las Vegas this weekend?

Ken Miller | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (9:32 a.m.)

The comedian and author of Dad Is Fat takes the stage at Mirage on July 12.

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Lead Photo ‘Peepshow’ to end Sept. 1 after 4 years at Planet Hollywood

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (7:16 a.m.)

It’s bye-bye, Coco Austin, and bye-bye, “Peepshow.” The city’s grandest striptease production is ending its run at Planet Hollywood on Labor Day Weekend, Base Entertainment announced late Tuesday night.

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Lead Photo Criss Angel’s 5th anniversary, 2,000 shows for ‘Believe’ at Luxor; plus, Spike TV launch

Robin Leach | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (2 a.m.)

As magician Criss Angel prepares for his upcoming fifth anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s “Believe” at the Luxor, he passed the 2,000-show ...

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Lead Photo Fire all around him, man won’t leave his Mount Charleston cabin

Bethany Barnes | Wed, Jul 10, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Rodney Giles’ entire life is perilously nestled on Mount Charleston. Flames from a raging wildfire threaten to lick at his door daily. He's one of two people who didn't heed the mandatory evacuation that went into place on Independence Day. Giles, 63, isn’t leaving until those flames actually come knocking because if his cabin burns he’ll have nothing.

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Lead Photo Strip Scribbles: New-look ‘Crazy Girls’ to reopen after break at the Riviera

Robin Leach | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (6 p.m.)

Rumors ran rampant during the executive shakeup at the Riviera last month that the 25-year record run of “Crazy Girls” also was coming to an end. ...

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Lead Photo Wildlife, firefighters share ground on Mount Charleston as wildfire rages

Jackie Valley | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (5:19 p.m.)

Two deer nervously eyed a line of vehicles traveling down Mount Charleston and skittered away. They had been standing at the entrance to Rainbow subdivision, the cluster of cabins and A-frame homes on a winding road that had been threatened by wildfire just a day earlier.

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Lead Photo ‘Rock of Ages’ star Kevin Hegmann: Partying before, during and after The Venetian musical

By Kevin Hegmann | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (4:59 p.m.)

As a member of Las Vegas’ best party, “Rock of Ages,” people often want to know where to pregame for the show and the best places to keep the ...

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Lead Photo Mark Shunock: It’s the people of Las Vegas who make it a ‘Rock’ of a community

By Mark Shunock | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (3:50 p.m.)

It was late September when I received an offer to relocate to Las Vegas and begin work as “Lonny” in “Rock of Ages.” I’d spent many years in New York and Los Angeles finding work where I could and battling on in this crazy entertainment business, and I welcomed the opportunity for a new adventure here in Sin City.

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Lead Photo No need to roll out: New pilot program would allow food trucks to park downtown

Conor Shine | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (3:06 p.m.)

Food truck vendors looking for a safe space to set up shop along the streets of downtown Las Vegas should motor over to City Hall by July 22 to apply for a new pilot program being launched by the city.

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: Fremont Street executives say downtown Las Vegas is getting out of control

Joe Schoenmann | Published Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (2:56 p.m.)

Downtown’s recent success as a nightlife hub is ratcheting up fears that the area is becoming so awash in booze and underage drinking that violence is growing, creating an expensive need for more law enforcement.

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Lead Photo Tara Palsha is living her dream as a dancer, Strip headliner and singer

By Tara Palsha | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (2:37 p.m.)

I am thrilled to have been asked to write a guest column for the one and only Mr. Robin Leach as he basks in the Tuscan sun. For those of you who have only seen my fiery redheaded image on show fliers in town, my name is Tara Palsha.

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Lead Photo Eli Roth’s year-round fright-fest Goretorium files for bankruptcy

Andrea Domanick | Published Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (1:37 p.m.)

Eli Roth’s Goretorium has joined the ranks of bankrupt Las Vegas attractions, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on July 1. Haunted Desert LLC, which owns the year-round haunted house on the Strip, listed assets between $1 million to $10 million against liabilities of that same range.

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Lead Photo Bite Now: The Maserati at Peppermill

Brock Radke | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (12:05 p.m.)

This omelet is as big as a car and that's the only similarity.

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Lead Photo Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort is helping in the fight against the Mount Charleston fire

Ken Miller | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (11:15 a.m.)

Fire crews have already taken tens of thousand of gallons of water from its reservoir.

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Lead Photo Photos: JWoww hosts second weekend of 2013 Rehab Bikini Invitational at Hard Rock Hotel

Don Chareunsy | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (2:46 a.m.)

Jenni “JWoww” Farley, star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” (now off the air; please don’t cry) and “Snooki & JWoww,” turned heads on the arrivals carpet ...

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: In tavern-heavy Fremont East District, underage drinking abounds

Joe Schoenmann | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Two cops rode side by side on horseback. Six officers stood in designated spots while about 18 more shifted in and out through the night. Another eight Downtown Rangers kept watch, with videotape.

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Lead Photo Photos: DJ Pauly D celebrates his 33rd birthday at Haze in Aria

Don Chareunsy | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (2 a.m.)

DJ Pauly D of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” fame turned 33 on Friday night and followed up the next night with a birthday celebration at Haze in Aria, ...

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Lead Photo Photos: Scott Disick is surprised by Kourtney Kardashian at Sapphire Pool & Dayclub

Don Chareunsy | Tue, Jul 9, 2013 (1:27 a.m.)

When hosting at a gentlemen’s club, what better surprise than your baby mama, right? Reality TV star Scott Disick played host at Sapphire ...

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Lead Photo Crews keep Mount Charleston wildfire at bay, protecting every structure so far

Dave Toplikar | Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (11:35 p.m.)

Firefighters had a “break-even” kind of day Monday in battling the vast wildfire at Mount Charleston, getting some containment in some areas, losing ground in others, but so far managing to save every structure, according to an official in charge of the operation.

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Lead Photo Strip Scribbles: New magic show on The CW features Las Vegas magicians

Robin Leach | Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (4:44 p.m.)

Many Las Vegas magicians will be among the 70 illusionists and sleight-of-hand artists filming for six days on one Hollywood stage for the new ...

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Lead Photo Chris Allen of ‘Defending the Caveman’: Who says you can’t have monogamy in Las Vegas?

By Chris Allen | Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (3:41 p.m.)

As with anyone new to the Vegas scene, I came in with some preconceived notions of what Las Vegas would be like. You know, the popular “Vegas Myths” ...

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Lead Photo Plans move forward for luxury, high-roller charter airline

Robin Leach | Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (3:07 p.m.)

A British-born international banker has pledged as much as $80 million for the launch of a Las Vegas-based luxury global charter airline to serve high-rollers on direct flights from China, Russia, South America and the Middle East.

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Lead Photo George ‘The New Mr. Las Vegas’ Wallace: Las Vegas has it all, from great burgers to Bacchanal Buffet

By George Wallace | Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (2:36 p.m.)

Is Las Vegas in the midst of a war? It seems that way to me. No, I’m not talking bombs here. It’s a burger war! Las Vegas has always ...

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Lead Photo New app mynightCap is your real-time crystal ball for nightlife

Erin Ryan | Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (2:19 p.m.)

Want to know which club is happening right this second?

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Weekend Hangover: Round one at the new Aces & Ales

Brock Radke | Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (1:57 p.m.)

The Weekly Award-winning beer bar's west side location is ready for action.

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Lead Photo New shops coming to Crystals mall at CityCenter

Eli Segall | Published Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (1:19 p.m.)

The Shops at Crystals, the luxury Las Vegas mall that opened during the recession and still struggles for shoppers, will get a handful of new tenants this year. Three stores are expected to open in August at the Strip property.

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Lead Photo Officials estimate Mount Charleston wildfire won’t be contained until July 19

John Taylor | Published Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (12:30 p.m.)

The estimated containment date – 11 days away and nearly three weeks from when the fire started – was included in an update from the Joint Information Center to area media.

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Lead Photo For Mount Charleston evacuees, some answers about the nation’s top-priority wildfire

Bethany Barnes | Mon, Jul 8, 2013 (6 a.m.)

Mount Charleston residents flooded into a town hall-style meeting Sunday hungry for information about the nation’s top-priority wildfire, which has chewed through 14,458 acres and threatens more than 500 structures. Since a lightning strike set the mountain ablaze on July 1 and 520 residents were told on July 4 they should evacuate their homes on the mountain, rumors have been spreading almost as fast as the fire.

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Lead Photo Photos: LeBron James toasts repeat NBA victory at Tao; Elizabeth Hurley dines at Lavo

Don Chareunsy | Sun, Jul 7, 2013 (11:39 p.m.)

Before LeBron James arrived at The Heat Repeat Championship Party in a leather Miami Heat cap, he dined at Tao with a large group that ...

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Lead Photo Photos: Rick Moonen opens steampunk-themed Rx Boiler Room at Mandalay Bay

Robin Leach | Sun, Jul 7, 2013 (10:39 p.m.)

Star chef Rick Moonen kept his promise and in just two months completely changed over the upper levels of his RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay. He opened Rx Boiler Room on Friday, and the transformation and unique menu is the buzz of foodies. It’s not even called a menu; ask for the nourishment chart.

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Lead Photo Chef Barry S. Dakake details nine new things at N9NE Steakhouse in the Palms

By Barry S. Dakake | Sun, Jul 7, 2013 (9:38 p.m.)

People often ask me, “Barry, how does one of Las Vegas’ longest-running and most successful steakhouses keep things fresh in a city that ...

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Lead Photo Falling in love with barbecue and beer at Bellagio

Brock Radke | Sun, Jul 7, 2013 (9:21 p.m.)

The Epicurean Epicenter's annual event redefines what barbecue can be.

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Lead Photo Photos: Photographer Denise Truscello documents life at 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival

By Denise Truscello | Sun, Jul 7, 2013 (9:06 p.m.)

It’s 4 a.m. Monday at Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas 2013, and we are having the time of our lives. It’s the third and final night of the festival, ...

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Lead Photo Mad dash by L.V. Phil’s concertmaster; Nick Hissom caked in adoration; salute to America at Cannery

John Katsilometes | Sun, Jul 7, 2013 (6:30 p.m.)

L.V. Philharmonic concertmaster De Ann Letourneau barely made both ends of a holiday doubleheader at Smith Center on the Fourth of July.

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Lead Photo Cirque du Soleil ticket discounts helped shorten ‘Priscilla’s’ trek

John Katsilometes | Sun, Jul 7, 2013 (10:09 a.m.)

"Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" has played 30 dates in Las Vegas, but its summerlong stay is being trimmed by a month.

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Lead Photo Dana White gives one-word answer on future for Silva, Weidman: ‘Rematch’

Case Keefer | Sun, Jul 7, 2013 (1:15 a.m.)

For an organization that’s vocally championed anti-bullying initiatives, the UFC could have seen this coming. The biggest bully in the history of the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion tumbled Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Lead Photo Scholarship fund, ways to donate being organized in Sarah Guillot-Guyard’s memory

John Katsilometes | Fri, Jul 5, 2013 (6 p.m.)

The investigation into the "Ka" tragedy reportedly includes a review of the show's rigging apparatus.

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Lead Photo Readers weigh in on entertainment council in Las Vegas to address mega-clubs

Robin Leach | Fri, Jul 5, 2013 (2 p.m.)

My June 26 story about a proposed entertainment council to help combat steep theater ticket discounting for shows on the Strip because ...

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Lead Photo Thunder From Down Under: We’re more than just six-pack Aussie abs

By Thunder From Down Under | Fri, Jul 5, 2013 (1 p.m.)

Apparently it’s true that you can’t get enough of a good thing, as evidenced by the overwhelming demand from fans who asked that we ...

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Lead Photo Michael Jackson One’ puts a new spin on familiar themes and scenes

John Katsilometes | Fri, Jul 5, 2013 (noon)

"Michael Jackson One" is an aggressive show that bobs and moves at Mandalay Bay.

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Lead Photo 5 thoughts on Twin Shadow’s July 4 Cosmopolitan set

Jason Harris | Fri, Jul 5, 2013 (11:49 a.m.)

A members-only pool party and a one-of-a-kind mullet.

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: In downtown Las Vegas, every day is a balancing act

Joe Schoenmann | Fri, Jul 5, 2013 (10:54 a.m.)

Life is a balancing act, even in downtown Las Vegas.

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Lead Photo Celebrity preview: LeBron, NKOTB, UFC 162, WSOP and Fourth of July fireworks

Robin Leach | Thu, Jul 4, 2013 (6 p.m.)

Miami Heat MVP LeBron James will be at Tao in The Venetian to celebrate the team’s repeat NBA championship, over the San Antonio Spurs, and there are as many DJs back on the Strip as were here for 2013 Electric Daisy Carnival weekend.

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Lead Photo Nathan Morris of Boyz II Men: Is it the end of the music legend?

By Nathan Morris | Thu, Jul 4, 2013 (6 p.m.)

Music is an ever-changing form of expression, and, as usual, it is changing again. So is the criteria for how one becomes a success in the ...

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Lead Photo Mount Charleston called nation’s top wildfire priority; blaze is 15 percent contained

Bethany Barnes, Brian Nordli, Riley Snyder | Published Thu, Jul 4, 2013 (4 p.m.)

The cost of fighting the fire that is threatening more than 500 structures on Mount Charleston has grown to $2.4 million, but officials indicated Sunday the effort was making headway. Officials with the Great Basin Incident Management team, which is directing firefighting efforts on Mount Charleston, said the fire grew by just 50 acres -- from 14,108 acres earlier in the day to 14,158 acres late Sunday afternoon.

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Lead Photo Zamora the Torture King performs at Onyx Theater on July 14

Rick Lax | Thu, Jul 4, 2013 (midnight)

"The Man Who Feels No Pain" is also filming for a UK TV show.

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Lead Photo Conceived in ‘Foolish Pleasure,’ ‘Priscilla’s’ Wade McCollum is still on the road

By Wade McCollum | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (11 p.m.)

What is home? A perennial question that is apropos for one of Robin Leach’s guest essayists to write about. When I was little, I watched ...

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Lead Photo Scott Willis: From backyard kids’ shows to Broadway stardom in ‘Priscilla’

By Scott Willis | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (10:30 p.m.)

I guess you would have to say that my career found me. But even before I began acting professionally, I was always the kid in the neighborhood ...

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Lead Photo Ian Ziering talks Circus Circus, Chippendales and people of Las Vegas

By Ian Ziering | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (10 p.m.)

When Robin Leach first asked if I would be a guest contributor and write about what makes Las Vegas great, I thought why not. But as I got to ...

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Lead Photo Best Dayclub: Encore Beach Club

EBC takes it for the second year in a row.

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Lead Photo Best Local MMA Fighter: Mike Pyle

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

He's only gotten better with age -- and he's 37

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Lead Photo Best Local’s Joint To Take Out-of-Towners To: Fat Choy

Fat Choy is one tasty secret.

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Lead Photo Best Cocktail Menu: American Fish

The Aria bar features a refined, modern approach to classic cocktails.

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Lead Photo Best Spirit Geek: Andrew Pollard

The bartender is a beverage development guru at Wirtz.

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Lead Photo Best Hike: White Rock/La Madre Springs Loop

It’s the perfect way to see this mountainous wilderness area.

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Lead Photo Best Clubstaurant: Andrea’s

And we just can't get enough.

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Lead Photo Best Milkshake: Drunken Monkey at Holsteins

Talk about a guilty pleasure.

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Lead Photo Best High School Athlete: Stephen Zimmerman

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

More than 20 scholarship offers. Wow

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Lead Photo Best Club Reincarnation: Light

Cirque du Soleil + Light Group = awesome.

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Lead Photo Best Hidden Strip Treasure: Lemongrass

Lemongrass is quietly knocking the socks off high rollers.

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Lead Photo Best Race: Spartan Race

Start practicing your spear throw for its April 2014 return.

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Lead Photo Best New Gallery: RTZvegas

The range between media and subjects makes each show refreshing.

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Best Non-Beef Burger: Lonely Bird at Bachi Burger

Japanese chicken meatballs, in burger form.

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Lead Photo Best Corny Show We Adore Anyway: Tournament of Kings

Raise that roasted chicken leg to the brave knights of the Tournament!

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Lead Photo Best Cocktail Bar to Get a Brain Freeze: The Neapolitan at Cosmopolitan

Cool off with a spiked ice pop at the Cosmo pool's sweet treat bar.

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Lead Photo Best Place to See Art on the Strip: CityCenter

After you see Frank Stella's 32-foot-long “Damascus Gate Variation I,” walk over to Peter Wegner’s “Day for Night, Night for Day” and keep going until you bump into the Tony Craig at Aria.

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Lead Photo Best Steakhouse: SW Steakhouse

You picked SW. Not bad.

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Lead Photo Best Place to Satisfy Your Musical Cravings: Onyx Theatre

Not only does it host a rich lineup of classic and newer musicals, it supplements all that with cabaret acts and revues featuring great local talent on loan from tours and Strip shows.

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Lead Photo Best Chinatown Restaurant You Haven’t Tried Yet: Cafe de Japon

We know you haven’t been to Café de Japon because we never see you there.

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Lead Photo Best Museum You Haven’t Been to Yet: Barrick Museum

With Las Vegas Art Museum’s permanent collection on display and Barrick’s ongoing film series, it’s a worthy destination for contemporary art devotees.

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Lead Photo Best Room Service: Nobu Hotel

Legendary chef Nobu Matsuhisa serves refined, modern Japanese cuisine on five continents, but there’s only one place to sample his breakfast, and it happens to be right down the street.

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Lead Photo Best Nightlife DoubleHeader: Hyde

One part lounge, one part club, all fun.

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Lead Photo Best Local Beer: Joseph James

It seems this local brewery can do no wrong.

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Lead Photo Best Artist (Emerging): Eri King

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

From paintings to photos, this woman is seriously talented

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Lead Photo Best Nightlife Secret: Scarlet

A 200-square-foot speakeasy in the middle of the Palms.

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Lead Photo Best Place to Dance: Stoney’s

Take your do-si-do to the dancefloor.

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Lead Photo Best DJ Lineup: Marquee

Armin van Buuren, anyone?

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Lead Photo Best Local Poker Player: Daniel Negreanu

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

Just a great all-around guy. Really

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Lead Photo Best Place to Blow $20: Artifact LV

Old spoons and broken plates have never looked so cool.

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Lead Photo Best Hometown Sports Hero: Adam Scott

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

From UNLV to the 2013 Masters

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Lead Photo Best Sports Bar: PT’s

You're never far from this neighborhood fave.

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Lead Photo Best Whiskey Geek Experience: Whisk(e)y Wednesdays at Andre’s

The Monte Carlo whiskey lounge features a 12,000-bottle collection.

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Lead Photo Best Counter-Trend Bookings: Body English

It's back—and better than ever.

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Lead Photo Most Inventive Nightlife Concept: Bicycle Prom

They had us at bike valet.

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Best Hangover Breakfast: Huevos Motulenos at Eat

Rough mornings require careful treatment.

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Lead Photo Best Place to Get Schooled on Revival Cocktails: Hit Bar & Lounge

The Monte Carlo bar even features the M Life Mixology class.

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Lead Photo Best Indie-Scene Mainstay: Same Sex Mary

No matter how many times we see them play, their retro garage rock never gets old.

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Best Bartenders: Four of Our Favorites

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

Four guys that make drinking a memorable experience

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Lead Photo Best Barbecue: Top Notch Barbeque

These ribs will change your life.

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Lead Photo Best Locals Night: Surrender

The best reason to party on a Wednesday.

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Lead Photo Best Local Filmmaker: Jeremy Cloe

Cloe’s 'Liars, Fires and Bears' is one of the best features ever to come out of the local film scene.

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Lead Photo Best Person to Follow on Twitter: Penn Jillette

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

He's the guy in Las Vegas to follow. Bet on it

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Lead Photo Best People Watching: Hogs & Heifers

Don’t underestimate the power a hot, bikini-clad chick with a megaphone wields.

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Lead Photo Best Late-Night Dining: Kyara

Kanpai!

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Lead Photo Most Delicious Casino: The Cosmopolitan

It's a tough call, but we gotta go with Cosmo.

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Lead Photo Best Concert Calendar: The Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool

From hip indie names to R&B and alt-country, the Cosmo's got you covered.

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Lead Photo Best New Bakery: Lulu’s Bread & Breakfast

The Metro Pizza guys bring you Lulu's.

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Lead Photo Best Place to Take the Kids: Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas

It’s a win/win, splish-splash situation.

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Lead Photo Best Place to Order Fernet: RM Seafood

Sip an amaro straight or be adventurous with the venue's "Bartender's Choice" selections.

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Best Workout Warrior: Brandi Dobbs

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

She inspires you go dig deeper

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Lead Photo Best Denny’s: Fremont Street

It may be the best Denny's anywhere.

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Lead Photo Best Art Installation: James Turrell’s “Akhob” at Louis Vuitton

It immerses visitors in light and color, creating a sense of eternity.

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Best Place to Buy Tripe, Water Spinach, Green Tea Cake Rolls … : 168 Market

Everything you need is at this market.

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Best Reason to Listen to the Radio: Power 88

KCEP 88.1 FM is always a sweet listen.

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Best Blogger: Nomad Grad

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

Wow, this woman has done a LOT

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Lead Photo Best Men’s Clothing: Knyew

From Dope Couture to 10.Deep to Knyew’s own collection, the product is cutting-edge.

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Lead Photo Best Reality Star: Coco Austin

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

She seems right at home in 'Peepshow'

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Lead Photo Best Place to Jump Into a Giant Foam Pit: Hardkore Parkour

Just remember to watch those flying ninja elbows.

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Lead Photo Best Sandwich: The Bobbie at Capriotti’s

No surprises here.

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Lead Photo Best Boba: Tea Station

Tea Station is inviting, busy and fun.

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Best Person to Know Downtown: Charles Ressler

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

He goes by lots of names, but we just call him Charles

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Lead Photo Best Local Resident DJ: Crykit at Insert Coin(s)

Her sets play out like a love letter to open-format DJing.

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Lead Photo Best Oysters: Comme Ca

Island Creek oysters rule.

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Lead Photo Drag Queen We Love: Naya Simone

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

Her Broadway style is unparalleled

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Lead Photo Best Pre-Club Dinner: Yellowtail

Keep it light.

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Lead Photo Best Up-and-Coming Entertainer: Justin Flom

He’s got more than 5 million channel views on YouTube, and he posts new videos every week or two.

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Lead Photo Best Bands Kids Can Actually Catch: Last Call

This Vegas foursome has found plenty of places where teens can see them play.

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Lead Photo Best Production Show to Bring Visitors to: Absinthe

This tented pseudo-circus features all the makings of today’s big-budget productions on a smaller, sexier, more in-your-face scale.

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Lead Photo Best Cirque Show: The Beatles Love

We always leave happier than when we walked in.

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Lead Photo Best Reason to Save Room for Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding at Gordon Ramsay Steak

This steakhouse has some of the best sweets on the Strip.

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Lead Photo Best Topless Show: Peepshow

'Peepshow' is sexy, sassy and super fun.

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Lead Photo Best Double Down Regulars: Thee Swank Bastards

Their tremolo-picked guitar soaked in reverb can easily incite a psycho beach party in any setting.

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Lead Photo Best Overnight Party: Laser Quest Laser Tag

Think of it as paintball without all the fuss and muss.

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Lead Photo Best New Downtown Hot Spot: Velveteen Rabbit

It’s easy to waste an evening in this comfortable new bar.

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Lead Photo Best Foodie Experience: e at Jaleo

Welcome to the experimental world of José Andrés.

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Lead Photo Best Tableside Guacamole: Cantina Laredo

This guac is addictive.

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Best Hairstylist: Jean-Marc Levy at the Salon at Red Rock

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

Because you want runway perfection in your hair, right?

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Lead Photo Best Booze With a View: Mix Lounge

The Mandalay Bay bar offers a different perspective from the Strip's south end.

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Lead Photo Best New Movie Theater: Galaxy Green Valley Luxury+

The former United Artists theater in Green Valley was transformed into a luxurious moviegoing experience, with plush recliners, reserved seating and more.

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Lead Photo Best Strip Club: Sapphire

It's got something for everyone.

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Lead Photo Best Neighborhood Casino: Red Rock Resort

Do you chug beers at Yard House or sip martinis at the remodeled Lucky Bar?

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Lead Photo Best Taco Shop: Tacos El Gordo

This Tijuana taco titan maintains shops Downtown and on the Strip.

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Readers’ Choice: Make Your Own Category

What would the Weekly Awards look like if you were in charge?

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Lead Photo Best Gallery: Contemporary Arts Center

The CAC presents a diverse selection of remarkable art.

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Best Coffee: Sambalatte

You’ll have a tough time going back to average Joe.

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Lead Photo Best Place to Gamble: Venetian

Credit goes to a formidable selection of table games, endless banks of the newest slots and a massive poker room.

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Lead Photo Best Club If You Don’t Have Bottle Service: XS

Ample room, multiple bars and blackjack out back.

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Lead Photo Best Buffet: Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace

Five hundred dishes. Better get started.

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Lead Photo Best Beer Menu: Aces & Ales

The eastside favorite just opened its second location near Summerlin.

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Best New Food Truck: Dragon Grille

It's fusion taco time.

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Best Affordable Wine List: Chada Thai & Wine

The Chinatown eatery's sommelier made Food &Wine's list of top somms in the country.

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Lead Photo Best Place to Take Tourists: Downtown

Readers love Fremont Street.

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Lead Photo Best New Nightlife Destination: Hakkasan

Hakkasan is our pick for Best New Nightlife Destination, but it's only the beginning of this year's massive list. Check out all the winners in food, booze, arts and entertainment, people and more in the 2013 Weekly Awards!

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Lead Photo Best Bargain: Komex

Bulgogi burrito, coming right up.

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Lead Photo Best Date-Night Restaurant: Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar

Locals still love Firefly.

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Lead Photo Best Ramen: Monta

Still the one.

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Lead Photo Best Fries for Breakfast: Breakfast Fries at Border Brunch

Carnitas + potatoes = yum.

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Lead Photo Best Artist (Established): David Sanchez Burr

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7 p.m.)

Beyond Sunrise Mountain was one of this year's best exhibits

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Lead Photo Best Tongue: Silencio Tacos at China Poblano

Did you even know ducks had tongues?

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Lead Photo Best Off-Menu Drink Order: Herbs & Rye at Herbs & Rye

Let one of the watering hole's bartenders introduce you to your new favorite libation.

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Lead Photo Best Strip Casino: Cosmopolitan

Cosmo gets the top honor.

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Lead Photo Best Cover Band: Red Eye Radio

In a town filled with tribute acts, Red Eye stands out, behind its crazy catalog of hip modern hits and its ass-rocking stage show.

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Lead Photo Most Edible Intersection: Flamingo and Decatur

Yonaka will redefine the way you eat raw fish.

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Lead Photo Best Strip Exhibit: Warhol Out West

Look beyond those vintage Vegas colors and nervy lines, right into the Western soul.

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Lead Photo Best Comedy Calendar: Aces of Comedy at Mirage

Mirage has become the go-to destination for the world’s hippest, most-relevant comedians.

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Lead Photo Best Cocktail List for Non-Drinkers: Lakeside at Wynn

Find mocktails designed by Wynn's master mixologist at the hotel bar.

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Lead Photo Best Women’s Clothing: Coterie

Coterie is a gathering place—that just happens to have rack upon rack of gorgeous adornments that defy category.

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Lead Photo Best Meal Set to Music: Gospel Brunch at House of Blues

Need soulful sustenance? This is your spot.

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Best Pasta We Didn’t Know Existed: Pici at Scarpetta

You know it as fat spaghetti.

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Lead Photo Best Live Music Venue: The Joint

Las Vegas is home to dozens of live rooms—and you’ve anointed the Joint the king of them all.

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Lead Photo Best Recurring Party: GBDC

Bubble guns, costumes, bedazzled beer bongs ...

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Lead Photo Best New Restaurant: Honey Salt

Honey Salt is a game-changer.

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Lead Photo Best New Classic: Joe Vicari’s Andiamo Steakhouse

There’s cool stuff on the other side of Fremont Street, too.

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Lead Photo Best Sports Book: Red Rock Resort

This is a classic, full-scale sports-viewing experience.

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Best Gay Bar: The Garage

A different side of the Valley's gay scene.

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Lead Photo Best Live Band: Rusty Maples

If their folky-pop tunes and infectious energy don’t get you moving, get a mirror to check if you’re still breathing.

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Lead Photo Celine Dion shares her secrets to a long and happy marriage

Robin Leach | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (6:30 p.m.)

“We laugh. We joke. We kid each other. We want our marriage to last forever. Talk over everything, and you’ll find you are still on the ...

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Lead Photo Weekend best bets: Fourth of July, UFC 162 and New Kids on the Block

Andrea Domanick | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (6 p.m.)

This holiday weekend starts off with a bang — literally — on the Fourth of July, with patriotic festivities aplenty throughout the Valley. Keep the celebration going all weekend with live music, street festivals, fight night and more.

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Lead Photo Strip Scribbles: Frank Marino’s longtime partner proposes — onstage — at The Quad

Robin Leach | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (3:41 p.m.)

Congratulations from all of us at Vegas DeLuxe! Las Vegas’ longest-running headliner Frank Marino was surprised during his performance ...

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Lead Photo Song ‘Water and a Flame’ ignites controversy for Celine Dion

Robin Leach | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (2:39 p.m.)

Australian singer-songwriter Daniel Merriweather posted some ugly comments on his Facebook page after Celine Dion’s appearance on ...

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Joe Downtown: Proposed dog park would help downtown go green

Joe Schoenmann | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (2:17 p.m.)

When a planned private dog park is finished on Fremont Street, it will immediately become one of the largest — if not the largest — patches of green space on one of the city’s oldest byways.

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Joe Downtown: Ferguson Motel being converted into taverns, retail spaces

Joe Schoenmann | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (1:57 p.m.)

Built more than 60 years ago, the Ferguson Motel is one of the nicer-looking pieces of Vegas memorabilia still upright on Fremont Street. A fence surrounds the shuttered property at 1028 Fremont. When the fence comes down, it won’t be a motel anymore.

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Lead Photo ‘Frenemies’ of ‘Crown Chasers’ strut their stuff in cutthroat world of mature beauty pageants

Robin Leach | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (1:38 p.m.)

Forget for the moment the glamour girls of Miss USA and Miss America. When the new reality TV series “Crown Chasers” airs on TLC next ...

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Lead Photo ‘Ka’ performer’s ex-husband and children’s father says kids are ‘our first priority’

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (12:45 p.m.)

Sarah Guyard-Guillot's ex-husband, Mathieu Guyard, and his wife wrote a post on Facebook expressing gratitude in the face of Saturday's tragedy.

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Lead Photo Six things you don’t know about DJ Vice

Jorge Labrador | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (noon)

The Vegas staple talks Ibiza, OutKast and why he'll never play Kenny G's birthday again.

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Lead Photo Artist Cristina Paulos depicts bipolar disorder at Blackbird Studios exhibit

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (noon)

Her stream-of-consciousness approach results in mixed-media drawings and paintings depicting the peaks and valleys, “gleeful mania,” fear and “dark depression” of the illness.

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Lead Photo Cool down with Venetian’s Carnevale cocktail, the Silent Serenade

Sabrina Chapman | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (noon)

"One sip after another will carry you through layers of herbs and citrus."

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Lead Photo Hot Spots: NKOTB at Pure, Fatboy Slim at Marquee and more

Mark Adams | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (noon)

Also, Velveteen Rabbit celebrates its grand opening.

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Lead Photo Alex Schechter’s onstage proposal to Frank Marino is a real showstopper

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (11:36 a.m.)

Frank Marino never saw it coming — at least until Alex Schechter walked onstage wearing a tux.

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Lead Photo Photographers Bryan McCormick and Geoffrey Ellis present a new, intimate look at Blue Angel

Kristen Peterson | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (9 a.m.)

The photographers captured the normally unseen details

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Lead Photo Topless charity skydive? Only in Vegas…

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7:51 a.m.)

Yes, you read that correctly. Get the details here!

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Lead Photo The Lone Ranger deserved so much better than Disney’s bloated mess

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7:50 a.m.)

Isn't it time to tell Johnny Depp to stop repurposing Jack Sparrow?

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Lead Photo Despicable Me’ is back for a mediocre sequel

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7:49 a.m.)

It's a little unnecessary, but it is nice to see the minions again.

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Lead Photo Film review: ‘Unfinished Song’

Josh Bell | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (7:47 a.m.)

It's a bit contrived, but any movie with Terence Stamp is worth checking out.

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Lead Photo Vigil for Sarah Guyard-Guillot comes to light as talk of a benefit show surfaces

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (2 a.m.)

"Ka" remains dark as OSHA investigates Saturday's tragedy that claimed the life of artist Sarah Guyard-Guillot.

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Lead Photo Trust Us: Silva-Weidman, Twin Shadow, NKOTB and other stuff you need to know about

Las Vegas Weekly Staff | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (midnight)

Check out the new $45 menu at Emeril Lagasse's Table 10 at Palazzo, too.

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Lead Photo Food moves fast on Eastern Avenue

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (midnight)

Restaurants seem to open and close all the time on this southeastern thoroughfare.

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Lead Photo Shobu serves more than sushi and sake— and does it all well

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (midnight)

Just off the Chinatown drag, Shobu is another great new Japanese restaurant.

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Lead Photo Jean-Georges executive chef Rob Moore recommends the beef Carpaccio

Jim Begley | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (midnight)

The kitchen boss at Aria's supreme steakhouse likes to kick it at Money Plays.

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Lead Photo Andiamo Italian steakhouse shares its signature osso buco

Brock Radke | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (midnight)

You don't have to choose between a big piece of meat or an Italian classic when dining at the D.

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Lead Photo KA’ tragedy reminds us that extraordinary expression is not without risk

John Katsilometes | Wed, Jul 3, 2013 (midnight)

Sarah Guyard-Guillot was an ideal fit for Cirque du Soleil.

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Lead Photo Photos: Joanna Krupa hosts premiere of 2013 Rehab Bikini Invitational at Hard Rock Hotel

Robin Leach | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (10:35 p.m.)

Model and “The Real Housewives of Miami” star Joanna Krupa hosted the first preliminary event of the 2013 Rehab Bikini Invitational, ...

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Lead Photo The local music scene pays its last respects to the old Bunkhouse

Spencer Patterson | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (8:52 p.m.)

The Bunkhouse isn't closing for good, but whatever comes next will be something different.

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Lead Photo Catching up with Weird Al, king of pop parodies

Chris Bitonti | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (8 p.m.)

His Royal Weirdness arrives at the Smith Center on July 6.

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Lead Photo UNLV looks to expand its drone studies, starting with a new flight path

Rick Lax | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (8 p.m.)

UNLV mechanical engineering professor and his students have been piloting drones through the Nevada National Security Site.

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: The fine line between problems and progress

Joe Schoenmann | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (8 p.m.)

The Southern Nevada Senior Law Program is a different example of the Downtown Project's efforts.

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Lead Photo Do the Bellagio Fountains belong among the world’s greatest landmarks?

Kristen Peterson | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (8 p.m.)

Suddenly, when water was taught to dance to "Viva Las Vegas," Old Faithful had some stiff competition.

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Lead Photo Cirque’s ‘Michael Jackson One’ is a Vegas feast for the senses

John Katsilometes | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (8 p.m.)

MJ himself appears in a stunning hologram near the end of the production.

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Lead Photo Musing on dating Beebs, insta-fame and Hot Cheetos

Erin Ryan | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (8 p.m.)

Maybe dating a guy with 41 million Twitter followers is a bad idea.

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Lead Photo Photos: ‘Show was a victory; I didn’t fumble,’ Terry Bradshaw says

Robin Leach | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (6 p.m.)

Terry Bradshaw’s own post-game analysis after the premiere of his song-and-dance show at The Mirage on Friday night: “It was a victory — not ...

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Lead Photo Strip Scribbles: ‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ stars reunite at Chippendales in The Rio

Robin Leach | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (5:36 p.m.)

Actresses Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty flew out to support former co-star Ian Ziering, and the trio started with a light dinner at star ...

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Lead Photo The Bridge’ is an uneven crime drama

Josh Bell | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (5:24 p.m.)

The new FX show is an adaptation of a Scandinavian series.

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Lead Photo Patriotic partying: Independence Day celebrations you won’t want to miss

Erin Ryan | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (4:41 p.m.)

Consider celebrating America's birthday at these two community events.

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Lead Photo Penny Pibbets: ‘Absinthe’ = ‘Cosby Show’ – sweaters + more unicorns

By Penny Pibbets | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (4:37 p.m.)

Ask anyone who lives in Las Vegas, and they’ll tell you: Everybody visits Sin City at one point in their life. Everybody! Through the years, gazillions ...

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Lead Photo Local band Alaska prepares to release a new album and embark on a month-long tour

Aaron Thompson | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (4:24 p.m.)

The fast-rising screamo group will wind from California to Chicago and back.

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Lead Photo Six reflections on Friday’s freakishly toasted Warped Tour stop

Chris Bitonti | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (3:51 p.m.)

More than 200 heat-related illnesses were reported at the annual music fest.

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Lead Photo Melody Sweets: ‘Who doesn’t need a little sparkle in their lives?’

By Melody Sweets | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (3:32 p.m.)

I am thankful for individuals like Dustin Wax who have helped to keep the history of burlesque alive and for spreading the gospel of glitter, glamour and grit from Las Vegas to the individuals reading this column.

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Lead Photo Mandalay Bay announces plan to build country’s 2nd largest rooftop solar array

Andrew Doughman | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (3:28 p.m.)

MGM Resorts International announced today it intends to blanket the rooftop of one of its Strip properties with tens of thousands of solar panels. The solar array atop Mandalay Bay Resort’s convention center would be the country’s second largest rooftop solar project if completed on schedule in early 2014.

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Lead Photo 125 degrees is not hot enough to fry an egg

Steve Marcus | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (2:53 p.m.)

The hottest temperature ever measured was in Death Valley, but the record still stands.

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Lead Photo The Gazillionaire: No, thanks, Robin Leach, on writing a guest column!

The Gazillionaire | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (2:06 p.m.)

Sorry, Robin! Last year, Robin Leach asked me to fill his not-quite-as-big-as-mine shoes and write an article for him. I made my ...

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Lead Photo The Pub at Monte Carlo rotates guest brews for fun, delicious dinner series

Brock Radke | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (2 p.m.)

New Belgium beers were on tap at the most recent Gus' Beer and Bites event.

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Lead Photo Smith Center September lineup to include Alan Alda, Carol Burnett and more

Andrea Domanick | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (1:05 p.m.)

The Smith Center has revealed its September slate of shows, and there’s a little something for everyone.

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Lead Photo Britney Spears ‘ready and raring to go’ with New Year’s show at Planet Hollywood

Robin Leach | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (12:38 p.m.)

“The deal with Britney and her representatives is all set, but the delays have been with all the legal and accounting people we have to work ...

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Dream Zone: ‘I was trying to keep him on track’

Lauri Quinn Lowenberg | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (12:25 p.m.)

'Is there an area of your life that you are trying to nurture but aren’t having much luck?'

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Peggy Plots Your Planets

Peggy Allison | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (12:20 p.m.)

You have much to celebrate, Cancer.

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Lead Photo Chef Graham Elliot confirms he’s coming to Las Vegas

E.C. Gladstone | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (11:42 a.m.)

The famed Chicago chef will open a new concept on the Strip.

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Lead Photo Martorano’s expanding with second location at Paris Las Vegas

Brock Radke | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (10:40 a.m.)

Rio's sister resort to get a dose of South Philly-style Italian food.

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Lead Photo Another 15 minutes: Bellagio’s ‘Warhol Out West’ extended through 2014

Andrea Domanick | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (9:52 a.m.)

Due to its continuing popularity with visitors, the "Warhol Out West” exhibit at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Arts has extended its exhibition run through Jan. 2.

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Lead Photo Nightlife News & Notes: Bagatelle’s new bashes, Rehab bikini battles and more

Jorge Labrador | Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (9:17 a.m.)

Plus, the last weekend to party at the old Ghostbar.

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Lead Photo Still looking for Fourth of July festivities? Check out these offerings

Alison Saclolo | Published Tue, Jul 2, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Up for something patriotic this Independence Day? How about some festive physical activity or fireworks? Here’s a look at what’s happening throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

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Lead Photo ‘Ka’ performer’s passion for acrobatic artistry lives on

John Katsilometes | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (11:40 p.m.)

Among the passions of Sarah Guyard-Guillot was teaching the art of acrobatics to children. Comments on the memorial website ForSasoun.com launched Monday morning bubble over with parents praising her gift for teaching.

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Lead Photo Photos: S.I. swimsuit model Julie Henderson celebrates her swimwear line at Tao Beach

Robin Leach | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (10:38 p.m.)

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue supermodel Julie Henderson celebrated her new swimsuit line for Basta Surf with a party at Tao Beach ...

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Lead Photo No second-weekend Electric Daisy Carnival for Las Vegas in 2014

Andrea Domanick | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (9:22 p.m.)

The Electric Daisy Carnival won’t be following in the footsteps of Coachella after all.

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Lead Photo Springsteen and I’ to screen in Las Vegas theaters this month

Andrea Domanick | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (6:52 p.m.)

Bruce Springsteen fans will share their love of The Boss on the big screen later this month with a two-night screening of the new film ...

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Lead Photo Celebrity chef Carla Pellegrino talks the perfect Italian dining experience

By Carla Pellegrino | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (6 p.m.)

I live by the belief that as soon as I cook for you, you are family to me. Every person that dines with us should feel a sense of home with every meal ...

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Lead Photo Flamingo headliner Donny Osmond says Las Vegas is his second home

By Donny Osmond | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (5:32 p.m.)

A few weeks ago, while flying into McCarran Airport, I turned to my wife and told her that landing in Las Vegas felt like coming home even though ...

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Lead Photo Strip Scribbles: Steve Martorano to expand to Paris; Shania’s new album; and ‘MJOne’

Robin Leach | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (4:59 p.m.)

The Rio star chef Steve Martorano, with actress-model Rebecca Romijn and superstar Johnny Depp on tonight’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” will ...

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Lead Photo Boyz II Men announce new 2013 dates at The Mirage

Andrea Domanick | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (4:39 p.m.)

Talk about a victory lap: Ahead of their swoon-inducing gig with 98 Degrees and New Kids on the Block at Mandalay Bay Events Center this ...

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Lead Photo Photos: Sports Illustrated swimsuit models celebrate ‘Summer of Swim’ at Encore

Robin Leach | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (4:24 p.m.)

Love, romance and marriage were on the menu when five Sports Illustrated superstar swimsuit models celebrated their “Summer of Swim” in ...

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Lead Photo Joe Downtown: On this night, the Huntridge shined again

Joe Schoenmann | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (1:25 p.m.)

An impromptu fundraiser for the effort to save the Huntridge Theater was thrown together in three days by Shaun Swanson and others volunteering to their time to an attempt to raise $150,000 over 40 days.

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Lead Photo Beyonce turns her spectacular pop tour into something personal

Andrea Domanick | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (10:36 a.m.)

The spectacle-packed Mrs. Carter World Tour thrilled Las Vegas fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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Lead Photo Undiscovered cool: The Ainsworth feels like a neighborhood hangout

Brock Radke | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (10:18 a.m.)

The Hard Rock Hotel's dark, inviting sports bar is more than a place to catch the game.

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Lead Photo ‘Michael Jackson One’ photos: Backstage, interviews, premiere and afterparty

Robin Leach | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (3 a.m.)

The verdict is unanimous: Brilliant! Fantastic! Phenomenal! Even Justin Bieber, in town for a concert Friday night at MGM Grand, watched ...

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Lead Photo With a new single release, it’s time to get to know Nick Hissom — as Nick Hissom

John Katsilometes | Mon, Jul 1, 2013 (2 a.m.)

Nick Hissom has a lot going for him, and yet sings, "If I Die Young."

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